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Minnesota wind projects on hold  

Credit:  Source: Minnesota Commerce Department December 15, 2012 | www.startribune.com ~~

Thirteen proposed wind farms in Minnesota have state-approved site plans but are on hold, lacking agreements to sell their output to a utility or other power user. Slack electricity demand and uncertainty over the federal wind tax credit are among the factors affecting such deals.

Name County MW* Developer

Pleasant Valley Wind Mower, Dodge 301.0 RES Americas

EcoHarmony West Wind Fillmore 280.0 EcoHarmony West Wind LLC

Bitter Root Yellow Medicine, Lincoln 120.0 Buffalo Ridge Partners LLC

Prairie Wind Otter Tail 98.4 PWE, PlainStates Energy

Paynesville Stearns 95.0 Geronimo Wind Energy LLC

Bear Creek Todd, Otter Tail 47.5 PlainStates Energy

Lake Country Wind Kandiyohi, Meeker 41.0 National Wind

Black Oak Stearns 40.0 Geronimo Wind Energy LLC

Getty Wind Stearns 40.0 Geronimo Wind Energy LLC

Comfrey Brown, Cottonwood 31.5 Southwest Wind Consulting

Glacial Ridge Pope 20.0 PlainStates Energy

Sibley Sibley 20.0 Southwest Wind Consulting

West Stevens Wind Stevens 19.5 West Stevens Wind LLC

* Megawatts. 1 megawatt equals 1 million watts.

Note: List does not include smaller, county-reviewed projects, those with power-purchase agreements or any awaiting other state approvals.

Source:  Source: Minnesota Commerce Department December 15, 2012 | www.startribune.com

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