Black Oak Getty Wind Farm
In 2016, the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) expanded its portfolio of renewable resources to include power from the Black Oak Getty Wind Farm. Power output from the 78-megawatt (MW) wind farm, located in Stearns County MN, further demonstrates the Agency’s commitment to renewable energy.
MMPA signed a long-term contract with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power for the output of the Black Oak Getty Wind Farm. The wind farm, comprised of 39 wind turbines, entered commercial operation in December 2016.
In addition to the power generation provided by the Black Oak Getty Wind Farm, the Agency’s renewable energy portfolio includes 44 MW of wind energy from the Oak Glen Wind Farm, 8 MW of bioenergy from Hometown BioEnergy, and renewable energy purchases from other utilities. A portion of these renewable resources help MMPA meet the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard (RES) which requires 25 percent of the Agency’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2025. In addition to supporting RES compliance, the remainder of the renewable resources are sold in markets to other counterparties and are used to lower rates for our customers.
Click here for more information on MMPA’s renewable energy portfolio.