The Three Waters wind farm for which Scout Clean Energy has signed PPA with Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) will enter into construction phase in 2021

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Image: Scout Clean Energy to sell 200MW clean power to MMPA. Photo: Courtesy of Falkenpost/Pixabay.

Scout Clean Energy has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) to sell power from the 200MW of power from the Three Waters wind farm to be located in Jackson County, Minnesota.

As part of the PPA, Scout Clean Energy will develop, own and operate the wind farm, which will be powered by 71 of 2.82MW GE wind turbines to be located across 45,000 acres of Jackson County.

Construction of the wind farm is expected to begin in 2021 and is anticipated to enter service later that year. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners a private equity infrastructure fund.

Scout Clean Energy CEO and founder Michael Rucker said: “We are excited to announce our agreement with Minnesota Municipal Power Agency to purchase power from the Three Waters Wind Farm.

“MMPA has agreed to purchase the entire capacity that will be generated by the Three Waters Wind Farm. The project distinguishes MMPA as a renewable energy leader in Minnesota.

“The agreement with MMPA for the Three Waters Wind Farm is an important step for the project. We hope that working together we will help bring this economic benefit to Jackson County.”

Scout Clean Energy has a portfolio of over 2.4GW  wind projects

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Scout Clean Energy is developing a 2.4GW portfolio of wind energy projects across 10 US states.

The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) is a supplier of wholesale electricity to twelve member communities, which in turn deliver and sell electricity to their residential and business customers.

The members include municipal utilities in Anoka, Arlington, Brownton, Buffalo, Chaska, East Grand Forks, Elk River, Le Sueur, North St. Paul, Olivia, Shakopee, and Winthrop. Avant Energy is the management partner of MMPA.

Quinbrook co-founder and managing partner David Scaysbrook said: “This is Scout’s first investment in Minnesota and further solidifies the development credentials of the Scout team.

“Three Waters is an important project for Quinbrook and both we and Scout have many spent years in the planning phase, bringing the project through to this point. We are especially pleased that this new infrastructure project stands to make such a positive contribution to the community of Jackson County.”