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Fairfield Wind Project To Rise From The Plains

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -Construction crews working on the 10 megawatt Fairfield Wind Generation Projecthave braved cold and snow to prepare the site north of Fairfield for theinstallation of six wind turbines to harness the steady winds that blow out ofthe southwest.

 

Now, if the wind wouldjust give them enough of a break to start raising the towers, turbines androtor blades. Project manager Dave Rogers says the rest of the work on theproject will be scheduled around the weather, and some work may be done atnight when the wind doesn't blow so hard.

 

The $19 million project isco-owned by San Francisco-based Foundation Windpower and WINData, a wind energyconsulting and project management firm in Great Falls.

 

All six turbines arescheduled to be complete by mid-June.

 

 

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