• Engineering
  • Published 1995

The Minnesota Projects

  title={The Minnesota Projects},
  author={Paul Gipe},
In June 1995, Northern States Power (NSP), Minnesota`s largest investor-owned utility, took the wind industry by surprise when it awarded a 100-MW contract worth at least $75 million to California wind company Zond Systems. What was surprising was the bid to use 143 of Zond`s Z46 - a turbine not yet in production. The project would be the world`s largest single wind plant. Despite the award and the boost to the windpower industry, there is some controversy surrounding the Zzzzzond/NSP project… CONTINUE READING