Clipper Will Supply 25 MW of Liberty Wind Turbines to Minnesota Power

Clipper Windpower Plc announced that it will supply ten units of Clipper’s 2.5 MW Liberty wind turbines to Minnesota Power for the first utility-scale wind energy project to be built in Northern Minnesota within the Iron Range Laurentian Divide.

Minnesota Power, a long-time purchaser of renewable energy, including hydropower, biomass and wind energy, will now own its first wind energy project, which supports legislation put in place earlier this year by Minnesota Governor Pawlenty requiring energy companies to provide 25 percent of power from renewable sources by 2025. Currently about 900 MW of wind energy capacity are installed in Minnesota. “The great State of Minnesota and thought-leading companies like Minnesota Power are moving the needle toward energy sustainability for our nation, setting exemplary renewable energy examples for other states,” said James G.P. Dehlsen, Chairman and CEO of Clipper Windpower. With wind turbine delivery expected in 2007, in addition to turbine supply, Clipper will provide installation supervision, and operation and maintenance services. The wind turbines will be built at Clipper’s manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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