Otter Tail Power Company acquires Wind Energy Center

Otter Tail Power Company, based in Fergus Falls and provides services in the City of Bemidji, acquired the Ashtabula III Wind Energy Center in North Dakota.

According to a release, the 39-turbine site in Barnes County delivers a total capacity of 62 megawatts.

Ashtabula III began commercial operation in 2010, with Otter Tail purchasing energy from it since 2013.

“Our customers have benefitted from wind resources since 2002,” said Otter Tail Power President Tim Rogelstad.

“Purchasing Ashtabula III is part of our least-cost plan to meet our customers’ energy needs, both now and in the future.”

The company projects that by 2025, its owned and contracted energy generation will be more than 50 percent renewable.

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