Basin Electric expands its wind power

wind[1]250Basin Electric Power Cooperative, of which Tri-State is a Class A member and a partner in power production at Laramie River Station, recently announced that it will be adding 300 megawatts of wind power to its portfolio through power purchase agreements with two wind projects in North Dakota.

“As we develop plans to meet our members’ energy needs, we have not discounted any options that will help keep our member rates low,” said Paul Sukut, Basin Electric CEO and general manager. “These additional wind purchase opportunities fit nicely into our existing generation portfolio.”

The two projects, being led by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and Tradewind Energy, are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015 and the end of 2016, respectively. Additional information about the agreements can be found on the Basin Electric Power Cooperative website.

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