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Black Oak Getty
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Location: Stearns County, MN
Capacity: 78 MW
Homes Powered: About 32,000 (MN)
Completed: December 2016
Customer: Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Black Oak Getty is Sempra Renewables’ 78-megawatt (MW) wind farm project located in Stearns County, Minnesota. It harnesses the power of the wind to provide clean electricity and an economic boost to surrounding communities.

The project moved into full construction in spring 2016, created about 250 construction jobs at peak and approximately seven full-time positions. Construction completed in December 2016. Black Oak Getty utilizes 39 wind turbines to generate enough clean electricity to power about 32,000 Minnesota homes.

The entire output from the wind farm has been sold to the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency under a 20-year contract.

Benefits

  • Created about 250 construction jobs at peak and seven full-time positions
  • Provides a new source of clean, locally produced power
  • Economic benefits include new sources of revenue for local landowners without disrupting agricultural operations
  • Reduces¬†greenhouse gas emissions by about 213,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approximately 45,000 cars off the road