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Big wires would flow from big wind farm


A mammoth wind farm proposed for northwestern North Dakota could anchor an electrical "transmission superhighway" if a concept from a major utility is found to be viable.

American Electric Power announced that it is exploring the feasibility of an "extra-high voltage" transmission system to connect major wind developments in the Dakotas with markets in a network ending near Chicago.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to