US-based renewable energy firm Exergy Development Group is developing 152MW of wind parks in the states of Idaho and Minnesota.

In Idaho, Exergy is deploying 116MW across Twin Falls, Lincoln and Bingham counties, while the remaining 36MW are being installed in Faribault County, Minnesota.

Both the wind projects will produce the annual energy equivalent usage of about 40,500 residential homes.

Fagen is Exergy’s primary EPC and balance of plant contractor on the set of seven projects, while the On-site Owner’s Engineer and Construction Manager is BCL & Associates.

Lead project engineer Dustin Shively said by the end of 2011, foundations were poured and completed in Minnesota, and on the Idaho project sites the foundations were excavated, and the site work, roads, and grading were completed.

"We will begin erecting turbines in the second quarter of 2012 as weather permits and all sites shall be fully operational by the fall," Shively said.