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Stark County wind farm hearing delayed

Feb 26, 2016
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The Public Service Commission has rescheduled a hearing for a proposed 150 megawatt wind farm to be built in southern Stark County.

The Brady Wind Energy Center would use up to 87 turbines. It would be close to Lefor. The PSC had scheduled a hearing March 2nd. But a group called “Concerned Citizens of Stark County” has intervened in the matter – and it asked the PSC for extra time to prepare for the hearing.

New wind farm proposed for southwest ND

Jan 21, 2016

Another new wind farm is planned for southwestern North Dakota.

Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk says the Brady Wind Energy Center will have up to 87 turbines, generating up to 150 megawatts of power.

"The project layout is in the southern end of Stark County, right where the county touches Hettinger County," said Kalk. "Or you could imagine, 6 miles north of New England."

Kalk says the company also wants to build a 230 kilovolt power line.

Thunder Spirit's turbines are generating electricity

Nov 9, 2015

The first five of 43 wind turbines at ALLETE Clean Energy's Thunder Spirit wind farm have begun generating electricity. 

Spokeswoman Amy Rutledge says the rest of the turbines should be online within the next couple of weeks.  The Thunder Spirit wind farm will generate 107 megawatts of wind power for customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities.  Rutledge says the wind farm is near the community of Hettinger, which became very involved in the installation.