A new 25-year power purchase agreement has been made between Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc. and Thunder Spirit Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Wind Works Power Corp.
The deal includes an installed capacity of 105 megawatts of wind turbine generators to be located near Hettinger, in southwest North Dakota. Commercial operation is scheduled to begin in the latter quarter of 2015.
K. Frank Morehouse, president and CEO of Montana-Dakota Utilities, has commented, “This is a competitively priced agreement that will serve our customers for many years to come. Moving some of our current market energy purchases into a fixed contract helps protect our customers from unexpected changes in market pricing.”
This deal with Thunder Spirit Wind will now mean that 20 percent of Montana-Dakota’s energy supply will come from renewable resources.