- Published: 28 December 2018 28 December 2018
Minnesota Power, a utility division of Allete, has received approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for its 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tenaska for 250MW of wind-generated electricity.
The energy will be supplied by Tenaska’s planned Nobles 2 wind farm in Nobles County on the Buffalo Ridge. Finalisation of the power purchase agreement is subject to a written order from the commission. Minnesota Power’s wind portfolio will grow to 870MW of owned and contracted wind capacity when Nobles 2 comes online, expected in October 2020. Tenaska expects to begin construction at the site in 2019.