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Border Winds

Key Facts:

Location: Rolette County, North Dakota, near the Canadian border 
Power Production Capability: Up to 150 megawatts from 75 wind turbines
In-service date: 2015 
Fuel source: Wind

Interesting Features

Border Winds spans nearly 25,000 acres of property in north-central North Dakota and will generate enough electricity to power more than 78,000 homes. The amount of electricity generated is determined by the wind's speed. The wind turbines are equipped with three variable pitch blades enabling power output to be controlled if desired.

Environmental Highlights

Wind is a clean, renewable resource and Xcel Energy is ranked by the American Wind Energy Association as the nation’s No. 1 wind power provider. 

Energy Saving Tip

Turn off your lights when you leave the room—even if you'll only be gone for a moment. Contemporary light bulbs require very little energy to turn "on."

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May is National Electric Safety Month

Before beginning an outdoor project, be aware of overhead electric lines and keep yourself, your ladders and tools at least 10 feet away from them.

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