August 2000 - Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), which serves 18 municipal utilities in southern Minnesota, has entered into an agreement with Northern Alternative Energy (NAE) to construct a 900-kilowatt wind turbine for the utility's new green pricing program. Starting this fall, residential customers of participating member utilities can sign up to purchase wind power in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks at a yet-to-be-determined rate premium. The wind turbine is expected to be operating by February 2001.
News Release - Northern Alternative Energy Selected as Exclusive Wind Power Provider for Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
SMMPA Contact: Dan Hayes, 507-285-0478
NAE Contact: Greg Jaunich, 612-370-1061