Wind energy site in Freeborn County, Minnesota, will generate 400 megawatts of power
Madison, Wisc. – Leading wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today that it has sold its Bent Tree Wind Farm project in Freeborn County, Minnesota, with a capacity of up to 400 megawatts, to Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation.
"The Bent Tree Wind Farm represents a continuation of our efforts to bring wind energy home to families and rural communities across the Midwest," said Wind Capital Group Executive Vice President of Development Dean Baumgardner. "At Wind Capital Group, we place a premium on community relations and cooperation with farmers, ranchers, landowners, and local leaders and approach every project we develop as a partnership. Throughout the development process at Bent Tree, the support we have received from the people and officials of Freeborn County has been tremendous, and we greatly appreciate the partnerships we have been able to build with them."
Wind Capital Group initially developed the construction-ready site, which is located near the city of Albert Lea. WPL will complete the construction of Bent Tree and expects to bring the project's 200MW initial phase online by the end of 2010.
"WPL should be commended on its efforts to meet its customers' future energy needs through the development of clean, renewable energy," added Baumgardner. "We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with a company that is as dedicated to wind energy as is WPL."
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