Crow Lake Wind Tower Is General Electirc's 15,000th

In the middle of Basin Electric’s growing wind farm west of Mitchell is a very special wind turbine……

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G-E’s 1.5 mega-watt wind turbine is the most widely used megawatt-class wind turbine in the world.  Brookbank says the designation means a lot to MTI and its popular wind-power technology program……

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The turbine is owned and operated by MTI through an agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative and will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students enrolled in the school’s Wind Turbine technology Program.  The project was made possible by a grant awarded to MTI by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, General Electric and Mitchell technical Institute provided additional funding.  The Wind Turbine technology program provides highly-trained technicians to the expanding wind energy industry.

(courtesy KORN, MItchell)

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