Wind Energy

Minnkota and its members have been at the forefront of wind energy development in North Dakota. The first two commercial-scale wind turbines in the state’s history were built through Minnkota’s Infinity Renewable Energy Program near the towns of Petersburg and Valley City. The sustained success of those first turbines jumpstarted efforts to harness the area’s abundant wind energy capabilities.

Presently, Minnkota purchases energy from North Dakota wind resources with a total nameplate generating capacity of 457 megawatts (MW). Affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources own and operate the wind farms.

Minnkota also administers the Infinity Renewable Energy Program on behalf of its member cooperatives and the municipals associated with the Northern Municipal Power Agency. This program allows consumers to choose how much of the energy they purchase is derived from renewable resources.

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