Fenton Wind Farm

The Fenton Wind Farm is a 205.5 megawatt [http://www.westwoodps.com/portfolio/energy/fenton_wind_farm/ Fenton Wind Farm] Westwood] wind energy project built by [http://www.enxco.com/ enXco] , that became operational in the second half of 2007. The $385-million project is in Chandler, Minnesota on a site that encompases Murray and Nobles counties and consists of 137 GE 1.5 megawatt turbines. [ [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=47027 enXco Closes Financing on Minnesota 205 MW Wind Farm] ]

Power generated by the Fenton Wind Energy project will be sold to Northern States Power, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy. [ [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=47027 enXco Closes Financing on Minnesota 205 MW Wind Farm] ]

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

Project history

"Apr 2006" - Permit issued [cite web |title = Project Docket| url = http://energyfacilities.puc.state.mn.us/Docket.html?Id=18236| publisher = Minnesota Public Utilities Commission]

"Sep 2007" - Construction begins

"Jan 2007" - Financing of project secured [cite web | url = http://acppubs.com/article/CA6413389.html | title = Financing Raised for Fenton Wind Farm in MN| publisher = Associated Construction Publications]

"Oct 2007" - Scheduled completion

ee also

*Wind farm
*Wind power in the United States

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