Juhl Wind signs service contract for two, 20 MW wind farms
Juhl completed the development and construction of the wind farms, representing nearly 40 MW of wind power generation, in March 2011
Woodstock, Minn., June 8, 2011 — Juhl Wind signed a new wind farm maintenance services contract for the recently completed Adams and Danielson wind farms located in Meeker County in West Central Minnesota.
Juhl completed the development and construction of the wind farms, representing nearly 40 MW of wind power generation, in March 2011. Each project cost about $42 million and both were completed and put into commercial operation in mid-March 2011. The projects were completed on time and under budget.
Juhl served as the developer and owner's representative for the construction and commissioning phase of the projects. Shortly after completing the startup of each wind farm, Juhl received a contract to supply full-scale turbine maintenance services to each system, for an initial 2-year term, estimated at about $900,000.
The company first announced the development of the Adams and Danielson wind farms in December 2009 and subsequently announced the start-up of construction in October 2010. Each project utilizes twelve Alstom Eco 86 Wind Turbine Generators and the clean energy generated is being purchased by Xcel Energy under the terms of a 20 year, 19.8 MW power purchase agreement with each wind farm.
The wind farms incorporate one of Juhl Wind's Community Wind based structures in which ownership is shared with the farmers whose land on which the system is located.