Minnkota and its members have been at the forefront of wind energy development in North Dakota. The first two commercial-scale wind turbines in the state’s history were built through Minnkota’s Infinity Renewable Energy Program near the towns of Petersburg and Valley City (Infinity). The success of those first turbines jumpstarted efforts to harness the area’s abundant wind energy capabilities. Minnkota now partners with NextEra Energy Resources to purchase additional wind power from turbines near Langdon, Valley City and Center.
Presently, Minnkota purchases energy from North Dakota wind resources with a total nameplate generating capacity of 457 megawatts (MW).