This GE video celebrates the commercial launch and operation of our forward thinking wind solar hybrid renewable energy project. "We’re proud to be part of this first-of-a-kind integrated wind solar hybrid project. It’s going to bring a lot of value to the local community and a rate benefit for all Lake Region members,” stated Tim Thompson, CEO of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.
The hybrid project which consists of a single 2.3 MW GE wind turbine and a 500 KW solar array is located in Trondhjem Township near the town of Erhard in Otter Tail County. The project is interconnected directly into a distribution feeder of the rural Erhard Substation. All of the energy output will be utilized locally by LREC members. “We want to thank the many people who were part of this project including local landowners, the Trondhjen Township, Ottertail County Boards, Juhl Energy, GE, Great River Energy, and of course, the many LREC employees involved in the project.” added Thompson.