Fenton Wind Farm

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The Fenton Wind Farm is a 205.5 megawatt[1] wind energy project built by enXco (now EDF Renewables[2]), that became operational in the second half of 2007. The $385-million project is near Chandler, Minnesota, United States, on a site that encompasses Murray and Nobles counties and consists of 137 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines.[3]

Power generated by the Fenton Wind Energy project will be sold to Northern States Power, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy.[3]

The land was and is subject to archeological surveys as it is situated in culturally sensitive area previously inhabited by the Dakota.[1]

Project history[edit]

Fenton wind farm at sunrise

Apr 2006 - Permit issued[4]

Jan 2007 - Financing of project secured[5]

Sep 2007 - Construction begins

Oct 2007 - Scheduled completion

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fenton Wind Farm Westwood
  2. ^ Runyon, J. "enXco is Now EDF Renewable Energy: Solar developers with large pipelines look very attractive to big energy players", Renewable Energy World, August 21, 2012
  3. ^ a b enXco Closes Financing on Minnesota 205 MW Wind Farm
  4. ^ "Project Docket". Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Financing Raised for Fenton Wind Farm in MN". Associated Construction Publications. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 

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Coordinates: 43°52′29.44″N 95°54′42.03″W / 43.8748444°N 95.9116750°W / 43.8748444; -95.9116750