On January 3, 2023, we closed on the purchase of Ashtabula III Wind Energy Center. The 39-turbine site in Barnes County, North Dakota, delivers a total combined capacity of 62 megawatts (MW), harnessing some of the nation’s best wind resources to generate clean, cost-effective energy.
Ashtabula III began commercial operation in 2010. In 2013 we began purchasing electricity from the wind farm through a purchase power agreement. “Our customers have benefited from wind resources since 2002,” said 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.”
We project that by 2025 our owned and contracted energy generation will be more than 50% renewable.