New Frontier Wind

North Dakota, United States

Status

In Operation

Year

2018

Owned Capacity

99

MW

Owned/Operated

100/100

Wind
Status
In Operation
Year

2018

OWNED CAPACITY

99

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

100/100

Wind

New Frontier Wind, located on approximately 10,700 acres of privately-owned lands in McHenry County, North Dakota, began construction in May 2018 and was completed on schedule and under budget, commencing commercial operation on December 21, 2018.  The facility operates under a 12-year fixed price contract with an investment-grade U.S. financial institution covering 87% of the facility’s output. Under the contract, Capital Power will swap the market revenue from a fixed volume of New Frontier Wind’s generation for a fixed price payment over a 12-year term. The agreement will secure long-term predictable revenues and is expected to allow New Frontier Wind to secure renewable energy tax equity financing.

Quick Facts

  • Comprised of 29 Vestas V126 3.45 MW wind turbines, each with a hub height of 87 metres (285 feet) and rotor diameter of 126 metres (413 feet)
  • Interconnection at GRE’s 115-kV McHenry Substation

 

Community Investment

At Capital Power, we contribute to the communities in which we operate with the aim of building a sustainable future for all. We engage our neighbours, consider their interests and build real relationships. We aim to source supplies and services locally for our operations, and hire from the community. At New Frontier Wind:

  • Six to eight permanent full-time positions are now associated with the facility.

We give back where we live and work by supporting local organizations and our employees’ community participation through our corporate giving programs.

Recent community support includes:

  • Velva Food Pantry
  • Velva Community Development Corporation Community Youth Project
  • McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detecting K9
  • Angel Tree Program
  • Winter Whimsy
  • Velva Community Halloween Party
  • Velva Area Dollars for Scholars
  • Velva Summer Fastpitch
Request Community Support

New Frontier Wind strives to power a greener tomorrow for the North Dakota energy market.
Travis McDermott
Site Manager

Site Contact

What's New

Media Releases
Capital Power announces date for release of its second quarter 2020 financial results and analyst conference call

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) will release its second quarter 2020 results before the markets open on July 30, 2020. Management will host a conference call with analysts on the same day at 9:00 a.m. MT...

Media Releases
Capital Power proceeding with phase 3 of the Whitla Wind facility

Capital Power announced today that it is moving forward with the third phase of the Whitla Wind facility (“Whitla Wind 3”) that will add 54 megawatts (MW) in late 2021. The Whitla Wind facility is ...

Media Releases
Capital Power and its employees contribute $400,000 in support of Alberta COVID-19 relief efforts

Capital Power and its employees have donated $400,000 in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in Alberta, raised through the Company’s ‘GENerosity: Let’s Rally Together’ matched-giving campaign and a...