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January 18, 2022

Bitter Root Wind Project, US

By Carmen

Bitter Root Wind Project is a 151.8MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Minnesota, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 151.8 151.8 Permitting Minnesota, the US Acciona Wind Energy USA; Avangrid Renewables; Global Winds Harvest; Renewable Energy Systems Americas; Roaring Fork Wind; Steelhead Americas


The project is being developed by Acciona Wind Energy USA, Avangrid Renewables, Global Winds Harvest, Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Roaring Fork Wind and Steelhead Americas. The project is currently owned by Avangrid Renewables with a stake of 81.5% and Roaring Fork Wind.

The project is expected to generate 627,054MWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $230m.

The Tubular Steel structure to be installed at the project site are expected to be 105m high.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Wind Systems will be the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company is expected to provide 44 units of V136-3.45MW turbines, each with 3.45MW nameplate capacity.

About Acciona Wind Energy USA

Acciona Wind Energy USA LLC (Acciona Wind Energy USA), a subsidiary of ACCIONA Energy North America Corporation, develops, constructs, operates and maintains wind power facilities. As of March 2015, the company operates seven wind parks with a combined generation capacity of 627.6 MW, of which 553 MW is attributable to the company. The remaining capacity is constituted by the facilities operated and maintained by the company for clients. The company and its subsidiaries operate wind power facilities in Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma in the US. Acciona Wind Energy USA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the US.

About Avangrid Renewables

Avangrid Renewables LLC (Avangrid Renewables) a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables Holdings, Inc., is a renewable energy company that carries out electricity generation from renewable energy sources including wind, biomass, solar energy and thermal energy. The company also offers services such as balancing, scheduling and transportation of natural gas. It operates various renewable energy projects to generate electricity. The company serves to federal and state agencies, institutional retail, investor owned utilities, joint action agencies, wholesale customers, commercial and industrial customers and other public. Avangrid Renewables is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the US.

About Global Winds Harvest

Global Winds Harvest Inc (GWH) is a renewable energy company that develops and operates wind energy projects. The company provides services such as mid and late stage project development, site selection, land securing. It offers meteorology, environmental risk avoidance, permitting and the evaluation of interconnection and transmission issues, among others. GWH undertakes various green field projects including Bear Creek, Cohocton, Tatanka and Thunder Spirit projects, among others. The company operates transmission lines, substations, electrical collection systems and meteorological towers. The company offers permitting and construction of projects in Pennsylvania, New York and North Dakota, the US, among others. Global Winds is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, the US.

About Renewable Energy Systems Americas

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. is an energy company that provides engineering, procurement and construction services. The company offers layout design, software design, solar array layout design, land acquisition, permitting and environmental review, technical analysis, scheduling, financing, resource assessment, land procurement, project design, permitting, transmission, interconnection work and power marketing. It provides costing, procurement, management, and quality and environmental processes services. RES Americas’ engineering services includes renewable energy project design, including turbine foundation design, geotechnical engineering, civil site work design, electrical collection and grounding system design, solar PV system design and optimization. The company serves wind, solar, transmission, energy storage projects and demand side management. It operates in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Texas. RES Americas is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, the US.


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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