Projects

ACE Wind Investments

ALLETE Clean Energy has acquired six wind farms in Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Pennsylvania since 2011.

Our most recent acquisition is a 101-megawatt facility in Armenia Mountain, Pa. The wind farm became operational in 2009 and has two long-term power purchase agreements in place. It is located in the PJM electricity market area near the Pennsylvania-New York border.

Other wind installations owned and operated by ACE are:

  • 98-megawatt Chanarambie-Viking wind farm in southwest Minnesota.
  • 104-megawatt Lake Benton wind farm, about 20 miles from the Chanarambie-Viking facility in southwest Minnesota.
  • 108-megawatt Storm Lake 1 and 78-megawatt Storm Lake 2 wind farms in Storm Lake, Iowa.
  • 50-megawatt wind farm in Condon, Ore.
  • In 2015, ALLETE Clean Energy also developed and constructed the Thunder Spirit wind installation near Hettinger, N.D. The project was sold to Montana-Dakota Utilities, a division of MDU Resources Group, which now owns and operates the project for use by its utility customers. ALLETE Clean Energy and Montana-Dakota Utilities also have an agreement in place to expand Thunder Spirit. In addition, ALLETE Clean Energy plans to build, own and operate the Clean Energy I wind site in North Dakota to supply electricity to Xcel Energy under a signed power purchase agreement.