July 2001 - Otter Tail Power Company, an investor-owned electric utility serving nearly 250,000 customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, announced plans to offer its customers a green pricing option. In August, Otter Tail plans to launch its TailWinds program, through which customers can purchase 100-kWh blocks of wind power for an extra $2.60 per month, or a premium of 2.6¢/kWh. The green power will be supplied from a 900-kW wind turbine currently under construction along Buffalo Ridge in southwestern Minnesota.
Earlier this year, Minnesota enacted a law requiring the state's electric utilities to offer customers voluntary options to purchase power generated from renewable sources.
News Release - Otter Tail Power Company Participates in New Wind-Energy Project
Otter Tail Contact: Jon Fabre (218) 739-8633