Sequoia Energy has received approval from state regulators for a site plan to commission a 150MW wind energy facility in North Dakota, US.

The cost of constructing the Border Winds project is estimated to be $360m and will be constructed over 52 sq miles of land about three miles north of Rolla in Rolette County.

The project consists of 66 wind turbines, each capable of generating about 2.3MW of power.

Upon completion, the plant will increase North Dakota’s wind energy generation capacity by more than 10%.

North Dakota Public Service Commission president Tony Clark said the company plans to commence the construction this year and complete it within the next 12 months time.