Wind Energy Project Looking To Expand From NW Clay County Into SW Dickinson County

Tue 5-3-2016 []

(Spirit Lake)-- A wind energy project currently being developed in northwest Clay county may be expanding to southwest Dickinson county. Brenna Gunderson, a Representative of Apex Clean Energy, was at today’s (Tues.) Dickinson county board of supervisors meeting...Upland Wind Project01     

Gunderson says the 300 megawatt project will involve the construction of between 130 and 150 wind turbines. Gunderson says they’ve been seeing some interest from landowners in Westport Township of Dickinson county. She says they’ve already been in contact with a few of them. Gunderson says the company will soon start doing some studies in that area...Upland Wind Project02     

Gunderson says it could be 2018 before any construction would get underway in Dickinson county. She says electricity generated by the project would be transmitted through existing infrastructure... Upland Wind Project    

Gunderson says the purpose of her meeting with the supervisors today (Tues.) was strictly to introduce herself and another company representative to them and to explain the proposed project, which would also still have to obtain the necessary zoning permits in order to proceed.