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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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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