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Minnesota sees growing wind energy capacity


August 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New data from the U.S. Department of Energy show that Minnesota's wind energy capacity increased nearly 10 percent last year.

Wind power accounts for nearly 18 percent of the electricity generated in the state, the Minnesota Public Radio reported . The data show that Minnesota ranks seventh in the nation for wind energy.

The report said the state has added enough new wind energy last year to power about 150,000 homes.

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said the cost of wind power is competitive with other forms of electricity generation.

"Wind is now turning o...

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