Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) has lowered its wholesale price for wind power to its member utilities by about two thirds – from US$2.90 per 100 kWh block to US$1.00 per block. The new price reflects cost of production from SMMPA’s new turbines built near Fairmont, Minnesota. The combination of strong winds and efficiency of these wind turbines means the company is able to produce and deliver the wind power its member customers have asked for at the lowest possible cost. Customers of SMMPA member utilities may sign up for as many 100-kilowatt hour (kWh) blocks as they like. Each block carries an extra charge of $1.00 per month.