It’s now North Dakota’s second largest wind farm.
The Bison Wind Energy Center is in Morton and Oliver counties. It consists of 101 turbines, and it will produce 300 megawatts of electric power. Minnesota Power Company – a division of Allete Energy -- uses the wind power to serve its Minnesota customers, helping to meet Minnesota’s mandates for renewable power.
The company has worked with about 500 landowners to make the wind facility possible. And at a celebration in New Salem, Allete CEO Al Hodnick said the company tries to be a good neighbor.