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New wind farm proposed

August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

WINDOM — Xcel Energy recently submitted proposals to state regulators for three wind energy projects, including one located primarily in Jackson and Cottonwood counties with small portions in Watonwan and Martin counties.The proposed Odell Wind Farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

ND’s business-friendly policies touted at wind farm dedication

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW SALEM A persistent rain Thursday in west-central North Dakota moved the Bison Wind Energy Center dedication from the site of the project to a more urban environment, but that hardly seemed to dampen the spirits of attendees to the ceremony and luncheon marking the completion of the massive project. Continue Reading

A wind wonderland

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” then North Dakota might as well be known as the “Windy State.” Continue Reading

Turbine project up and running

February 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BOULDER, Colo. The 30-megawatt juwi Wind project in Nobles County is now generating clean, renewable energy to serve about 10,000 homes. The energy is being sold to Xcel Energy Inc. under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
About $67 million was invested in the community to build the 15 REpower MM92 2-megawatt turbines. Continue Reading

Crews verify, check turbine repairs

October 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR DeWind technicians were in Willmar Tuesday to verify and check repairs made last week to the south wind turbine tower owned by Willmar Municipal Utilities.
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Repairs underway to fix oil issue at Willmar, Minn., wind turbine

October 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Work is underway to find an oil leak and correct small maintenance deficiencies at the Willmar Municipals Utilities’ north wind turbine after the turbine stopped turning Sunday due to a low oil indicator on the WinDrive, said Jon Folkedahl, power production supervisor. Continue Reading

Repairs set today for Willmar wind turbine

October 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Repairs are slated to be made today to Willmar Municipal Utilities’ north wind turbine after the turbine stopped turning Sunday due to a low oil indicator on the WinDrive, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of power production. Continue Reading

Willmar Utilities wind turbine out of service

February 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 3 (north tower) is out of service due to a blade position sensor failure on blade No. 3, Jon Folkedahl, director of electrical production, said today. Continue Reading

DeWind crews replacing wind turbine hydraulic tube

August 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As part of ongoing maintenance, DeWind Company crews are replacing a hydraulic tube through the main shaft of Willmar Municipal Utilities’ wind turbine No. 4, Wesley Hompe, utility staff electrical engineer, said today. Continue Reading

Turbine sunset

July 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

A wind turbine is silhouetted against clouds illuminated by a setting sun west of Worthington. Continue Reading