Meadowlark Wind I plans 2017 construction of 102-MW project in North Dakota

Meadowlark Wind I LLC, in a Ten Year Plan (2016-2026) filed June 28 at the North Dakota Public Service Commission, said it is developing an up to 102-MW wind energy conversion facility known as the New Frontier Wind Project, to be located in McHenry County, North Dakota.

In April 2012, the North Dakota PSC granted a Certificate of Site Compatibility for the project. Meadowlark Wind said it plans to file a certification of continuing suitability with the commission in the near future.

Meadowlark Wind plans to begin construction of the project in the second quarter of 2017, and to complete construction of the project by the end of 2017. An approximately 15-mile-long, 115-kV generator lead line will be constructed to interconnect the project to the transmission grid at Great River Energy‘s McHenry Substation, located just west of Voltaire, North Dakota. A Generator Interconnection Agreement was executed with GRE and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator in September 2012.

At this time, this project is the only facility Meadowlark Wind plans to construct in the next five years.

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