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Turbine project up and running

BOULDER, Colo. -- The 30-megawatt juwi Wind project in Nobles County is now generating clean, renewable energy to serve about 10,000 homes. The energy is being sold to Xcel Energy Inc. under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

About $67 million was invested in the community to build the 15 REpower MM92 2-megawatt turbines.

"juwi Wind is very pleased about the closing of this exciting transaction with these experienced major players," said Heiko Wehrhahn, Head of Project Finance Americas for juwi.

Juwi Wind will manage the day-to-day operations of the Community Wind South project as it begins to deliver clean renewable energy through a 20-year power purchase agreement with Xcel-affiliated Northern States Power.

The company is expanding its transmission network to account for more renewable generation, reflecting Minnesota's renewable portfolio standard of 30 percent by 2020.