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Big wires would flow from big wind farm

Published 12/04/2008, The Forum

American Electric Power announced that it is exploring the feasibility of an “extra-high voltage” transmission system to connect major wind developments in the Dakotas with markets in a network ending near Chicago. The 765-kilovolt network, with an estimated price tag of $5 billion to $10 billion, would connect to the proposed Hartland Wind Farm in Burke and Mountrail counties of northwestern North Dakota.

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