Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), our power supplier has a wind farm called Oak Glen Wind Farm near Highway 218 about three miles northwest of Blooming Prairie, MN and encompasses approximately 3,000 acres.
The purpose of the wind farm is to generate electricity from the endlessly renewable resource of wind power. The renewable power from Oak Glen Wind Farm will help MMPA meet the state requirements for 25% of electrical energy to be generated from renewable energy sources by 2025.
The wind farm consists of 24 wind turbines with a projected output of approximately 44 megawatts (MW). Each turbine occupies less than a half acre and they were positioned for maximum wind availability and minimum disruption for farming.