Kenmare, North Dakota [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Denali Energy Inc. and Montgomery Energy Partners LP have entered into a joint venture to develop Hartland Wind Farm, LLC. The first phase of Hartland Wind Farm is expected to produce 500 megawatts (MW), using 333 turbines. A second 500-MW phase is in development. At 1000 MW, this project has the potential to be one of the largest wind farm developments in the United States.
The Hartland Wind Farm will span portions of Burke, Mountrail and Ward counties, in North Dakota. The project sits along an ancient geological glacial ridge, atop a plateau that has long been known for its exceptional wind resource. In addition to the Hartland project, Denali and Montgomery are in varying stages of development on other wind and natural gas projects throughout the Upper Midwest.
“Hartland Wind Farm project is a shining example of how we can promote economic development, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and provide a healthier environment,” said Craig Fink, principal with Hartland. “We appreciate the enthusiasm for clean, renewable, locally produced wind energy. Well-planned wind farms can generate lots of clean power, local tax revenue, and still be a good neighbor.”