Minnesota Power has completed the installation of 70 new Siemens wind generators at its Bison wind energy farm near New Salem, ND.
According to the Duluth News Tribune, the Duluth-based company now has 101 wind turbines generating electricity at the Bison 1, 2, and 3 projects.
The electricity moves from North Dakota to Duluth through a 465-mile direct-current transmission line. Minnesota Power purchased the line in 2009 to enable it to phase out a contract to buy coal-based electricity in North Dakota.
A spokeswoman for the company tells the Tribune that more wind generators could be added later in the decade.