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November 23, 2021

Bison, US

By Carmen

Bison is a 496.6MW onshore wind power project. It is located in North Dakota, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 496.6 496.6 Active North Dakota, the US Minnesota Power

Description

The project is developed and owned by Minnesota Power.

The Bison (Bison IV), has 92.5m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in 2010.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Minnesota Power under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Bison (Bison I Phase I) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-101 turbines. The phase consists of 16 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Bison (Bison I Phase II(A)) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0-101 turbines. The phase consists of 7 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Bison (Bison I Phase II(B)) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0-101 turbines. The phase consists of 8 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Bison (Bison II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0-101 turbines. The phase consists of 35 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Bison (Bison III) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0-101 turbines. The phase consists of 35 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Bison (Bison IV) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.2-113 turbines. The phase consists of 64 turbines with 3.2MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Bison (Bison I Phase II(A)). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 10 years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Bison (Bison I Phase II(B)). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 10 years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Bison (Bison II). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 10 years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Bison (Bison III). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 10 years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Bison (Bison IV). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 10 years.

About Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power Inc (MP), a subsidiary of Allete Inc, is an electric utility that offers electricity distribution and energy related services. The utility’s services include connect and disconnect service, new home construction, payment options, online billing, outdoor lighting, outage reporting, power restoration, electrical safety, rebates and incentives, net metering, energy survey, energy audits, energy efficiency, meter reading, fuel assistance, power outages and capital credits. It owns and operates transmission and distribution lines, and substations. The utility serves residential, commercial, industrial customers and municipalities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, the US. MP is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, the US

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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