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Minnesota wind project scrapped

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Oct 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Another wind power project has been terminated in southeastern Minnesota.

Developers have pulled the plug on the $500 million High Country Energy project after years of planning and preliminary development. The project was being developed by National Wind, a subsidiary of Trishe Renewable Energy Solutions, of India.

In a letter to investors and landowners, National Wind President Vivek Mittal says the company has not been able to acquire enough contiguous acres for the project or win broad community support. When the project was initially proposed in 2007, it was to cover 50 square miles in Olmsted, Dodge and Mower counties.

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission revoked a site permit for the New Era wind farm in Goodhue County, ending a five-year permitting battle.

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