Our energy portfolio contains about 84 MW of wind energy.

Powering with Wind

MRES and our member communities are uniquely situated to take advantage of wind because of our geographical location. In a few short years, we've gone from no wind resources to an energy portfolio with nearly 84 MW dedicated to clean, renewable wind. In fact, about 4% of the energy we supply to our members will be derived from non-hydroelectric renewable resources.

MRES currently has four wind projects in its renewable energy portfolio. We built our first wind farm in 2002 near Worthington, Minnesota, that consisted of two 900-kilowatt turbines. In 2003, we added two 950-kilowatt turbines at the same site.

In 2007, we signed an agreement with wind developers to purchase the output from an 18.9-MW wind project near Marshall, Minnesota, and a 21-MW project near Odin, Minnesota. We eventually purchased the Marshall Wind Farm in April 2020.

MRES also contracts for 40 MW of capacity from the Rugby Wind Project, a large wind farm located near Rugby, North Dakota.

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