Prairie Winds ND
PrairieWinds ND 1, Inc. was formed to develop a 115.5 megawatt (MW) wind project south of Minot, ND, called PrairieWinds 1. Construction began in August 2009 and was complete in late December 2009. Power from PrairieWinds 1 flows to Basin Electric's customers through an interconnection with Western Area Power Administration's transmission system.
PrairieWinds 1 consists of 77 turbines. Directly adjacent is the Minot Wind Project, which consists of two 1.3-MW turbines built in 2002, and three 1.5-MW turbines built in 2009. Minot Wind is located south of Minot.
President - Bradley Schneider
Steward - Travis Schall