renewables

17% of the energy SMMPA supplies its 18 member utilities comes from renewable and carbon-free sources.

SMMPA purchases all of the power generated from the Wapsipinicon Wind Farm outside of Dexter, MN through a power purchase agreement with enXco. The 67 GE 1.5 MW turbines annually generate about 335,000 MWh of electricity, enough to meet the annual electricity needs of over 39,000 homes.

SMMPA also owns and operates two 950 kilowatt wind turbines and two 1.65 MW wind turbines located Fairmont as well as two 1.65 MW wind turbines located in Redwood Falls.