The initial 350 MW tender was won by Navitas in competition with the conventional power industry. The project was slated for 50 MW of wind backed by 300 MW of gas to firm up the intermittent wind generation. It has expanded to 100 MW of wind and 550 MW of gas. Construction of the wind plant will begin in May for start-up in December. All the turbines will be located on Buffalo Ridge in southwest Minnesota. The 11 groups of wind turbines, scattered across five sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, will be "completely dispatchable and will provide power during peak demand periods and when the wind is not available," says Greg Jaunich of Navitas.
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