150-MW Lindahl Wind project in North Dakota due for operation late in 2016

Lindahl Wind Project LLC told the North Dakota Public Service Commission, in the June 24 filing of a Ten Year Plan for years 2016 through 2026, that it wind project went into construction in May and is due for operation by the end of this year.

Lindahl Wind is owned by Enel Kansas LLC. It is developing an up to 150-MW wind energy conversion facility known as the Lindahl Wind Farm Project, located approximately four miles north of the City of Tioga in Williams County, North Dakota. In December 2015, the North Dakota PSC approved the project.

“Lindahl Wind began construction of the Project in May 2016, and plans to have the Project completed and in-service before the end of 2016,” the company reported. “Other than the Project, Lindahl Wind does not have any transmission or generation facilities located in North Dakota, and the Project will have an estimated life of greater than 10 years. As such, Lindahl Wind does not have any plans to decommission any transmission or generation facilities within the timeframe of this plan. … The Project is the only facility that Lindahl Wind plans to construct during the next five years.”

Lindahl Wind has executed a power purchase agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Energy will be delivered from the physical point of interconnection (near the Lindahl Switching Station) to Basin Electric’s membership via infrastructure owned and/or operated by Burke Divide Electric Cooperative, Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The project has executed an interconnection agreement with the WAPA and an implementation agreement with Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative to facilitate the project’s interconnection to the transmission grid. The power produced by Lindahl Wind, which is located in the Bakken oil production region, will help Basin Electric and its membership meet the demand for electricity resulting from local oil and gas operations.

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