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Courtenay Wind Farm

Key Facts:

Location: Courtenay, North Dakota
Power Production Capability: Up to 200 megawatts from 100 wind turbines
In-service date: 2016 
Fuel source: Wind

Interesting Features

The Courtenay Wind Farm spans nearly 25,000 acres of property leased from approximately 60 landowners in east-central North Dakota near the town of Courtenay. The facility will generate enough electricity to power about 105,000 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.

• The height to the tip of the highest blade is 426 feet.
• Each wind turbine foundation consists of 360 cubic yards of concrete and 28 tons of reinforcing steel.
• More than 150 miles of underground conductor cable to connect the wind turbines and the substation to generate electricity.

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. 

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