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This project is under evaluation by the sponsors, but no permit applications have been submitted.[1] According to the Sierra Club, project sponsors are rumored to be planning on submitting an air quality permit application in 2008.[2]

In June, 2008, the Bismarck Tribune reported that Minnkota Power Cooperative would mothball plans for the plant until 2026.[3] In the meantime, the company has agreed to an arrangement with FPL Energy under which Minnkota will receive 99 MW of peak output from FPL's wind farm in Cavalier County, ND.[4]

Project Details

Sponsor: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Minnesota Power, MDU Resources Group
Location: Center, ND
Capacity: 500 MW
Type: Unknown
Projected in service: 2026
Status: Delayed until 2026

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References

  1. "Utilities Explore Building Power Plant Addition", WCCO website, December 7, 2005.
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed December 2007. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  3. Lauren Donovan, "Economic pinwheels spinning in Oliver," Bismarck Tribune, June 25, 2008
  4. Minnkota, FPL announce wind farm plans, Minnkota press release, 3/29/07

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