Lake Region State To Seek Approval For Wind Turbine, Tower Near Campus

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Lake Region State College will seek approval Tuesday from the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine/tower near its Devils Lake campus.

The project, which likely will exceed $4 million, will serve as a training tool for the school's wind turbine technician program as well as provide the campus with some of its electricity needs.

"It's a critical piece for our program," said Doug Darling, LRSC vice president of instructional services.

Currently, the school provides hands-on training at wind turbines located on commercial wind farms about a two-hour round trip from Devils Lake for students and instructor.

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