Lakeswind wind facility is located approximately 54 kilometres southeast of Fargo, North Dakota, in Rollag, Minnesota. This is TransAlta’s second wind project in the United States, with the capacity to generate 50 megawatts (MW). The fully operational facility was acquired from Rockland Capital in September 2015, with fully contracted customers holding long term contracts.

This acquisition supports the overall strategy of growing TransAlta’s renewables platform and diversifying our presence in the US. It also allows us, as Canada’s largest wind operator, to bring our expertise and experience to the US.

Located on an over 40 square kilometer site in Rollag, Minnesota and consists of 32 GE 1.5 megawatt (MW) turbines with a rotor diameter of 82.5 meters.

Facts & Figures 

Location: Rollag, MN
Fuel: Wind
Capacity (MW): 50
Ownership: 100%
Operator: Yes
First on-stream: 2014
Revenue Source: LTC
Builder: No
Contract Expiry: 2034