Skip Navigation to main content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Green Power Network
About the GPNGreen Power MarketsBuying Green PowerOnsite Renewable EnergyCommunity Renewable EnergyInformation ResourcesFinancial OpportunitiesHome
News

 
 
News

EPA and CRS Announce 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards

November 2014

More News More News

Subscribe to E-Mail Update Subscribe to e-mail update

Events

Green Power Webinars

TBD

Previous Webinars More News

Features
Green Power Market Status Report (2011 Data) Featured Green Power Reports

News Archive

Subscribe to Green Power News

Basin Electric Adds Wind Capacity

September 2002 - Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a regional power cooperative that generates and transmits electricity to 124 member rural electric systems in nine states, announced that it reached an agreement with FPL Energy to build two 40-megawatt wind energy projects, one in each of the Dakotas. The agreement calls for Basin to purchase the energy output and the associated renewable energy certificates from the projects, which are scheduled to be operational by the end of 2003. Basin plans to market renewable energy certificates to consumers interested in paying a premium to support the development of new green power sources. FPL Energy will construct, own and operate the facilities.

Basin Electric also recently installed two 1.3-MW wind turbines in South Dakota and is constructing another two turbines in North Dakota to supply its Prairie Winds green pricing program. Basin teamed with its member cooperative, East River Electric Power Cooperative, to develop the South Dakota project and with another member, Central Power Electric Cooperative, on the North Dakota project. The U.S. Air Force base near Minot, ND has committed to purchase a significant portion of the North Dakota project output.

To date, 49 distribution coops in five states offer the Prairie Winds program to their members. Currently, program participants purchase 100-kWh blocks of wind power for an additional $3.00 per month. However, Basin plans to lower the price premium to $2.50 per block because the wind power development costs have been less than originally estimated.

News Release - Basin Electric announces two 40-MW wind projects in Dakotas - No longer online at basinelectric.com

News Release - Construction begins on PrairieWinds Minot - No longer online at basinelectric.com

Basin Contact: Ron Rebenitsch (701) 255-5120



Printable Version


Skip footer navigation to end of page.