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Allete Clean Energy has announced a 40MW purchase of wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The turbines qualify for 80 per cent of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and would create more than 400MW of additional qualified wind projects through 2021.

This latest purchase will bring Allete Clean Energy’s total wind project opportunity to approximately 1,500MW. The safe harbour turbines are part of Allete Clean Energy’s multifaceted growth strategy that includes building and operating new wind projects based on long-term power purchase agreements, and build, own and transfer projects. Additionally and separate of these safe harbour turbines, the company is in the midst of refurbishing some of its existing wind sites. With refurbishment efforts already underway in Minnesota and Iowa, and an expansion wind project with Montana-Dakota Utilities.

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