Utility Seeks Go-Ahead To Build 150-MW Wind Farm In ND

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Minneapolis-based utility company Xcel Energy Inc. has applied to North Dakota regulators to build a 150-megawatt wind project, its fourth wind project submission in the last month, Xcel announced Tuesday.

Xcel cited lower carbon emissions and reduced customer costs as an impetus for the Border Winds Project, a proposed wind farm in north-central North Dakota. The project would reduce costs for customers in the Upper Midwest by roughly $45 million over the life of the project, Xcel said.

"Wind energy is a valuable, low-cost substitute for...
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