May 21, 2009

Energy development ranks high on Oliver County agenda


Wind turbines ranked high on the Oliver County Commissioners’ agenda during their monthly meeting May 7 in Center.

Frank Rahne and Jim Atkinson, representing Minnesota Power, presented their company’s plan to construct 16 wind turbines in 2010 and another 17 in 2011. Each wind turbine would generate 2.3 megawatts.

Atkinson said that Minnesota law mandates 25 percent of its electrical power must be generated by renewable sources by 2025.

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