The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has shelved the 44MW Shell Rock wind project in Freeborn County.
Avant Energy is developer and agent for project owner MMPA, which represents a dozen municipal electricity companies.
The state Public Utilities Commission issued a site permit in December 2011 that required construction to begin by December 2013. The proponent advised regulators in August that it would not make that deadline.
“A lengthy generator interconnection process and high estimated costs have made the Shell Rock wind farm project impracticable,” said the proponent in a letter to the commission.
“MMPA will continue to evaluate the Shell Rock wind farm project and, if appropriate, will re-apply for a large wind energy conversion system site permit in the future.”
The project has been withdrawn from the MISO process.
The commission will consider Avant’s request to revoke the site permit at a 24 October meeting.