Glen Ullin Energy Center scheduled to produce wind energy by November

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GLEN ULLIN, N.D. - The Glen Ullin Energy Center, which consists of 43 wind turbines, is in its last phase of construction and is expected to begin producing energy in early October.

The wind site will supply electricity to Xcel Energy and will power more than 55,000 homes in North Dakota.

Construction is completed on one third of the turbines, with the remaining expected to be built by Halloween.

Al Rudeck, President of ALLETE Clean Energy says North Dakota is an energy growing state that has opportunities for more development.

“North Dakota has been very progressive and welcoming in energy development, and it’s been a net export of energy for many decades, and most recently the oil expansion and the Bakken has created a tremendous boom for the state and for many residents,” said Rudeck.

Once completed, the total project will cost between $150 and $200 million.