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Rugby Wind Power Project


Rugby Located in Pierce County, North Dakota, the Rugby Wind Power Project's 71 wind turbines generate 149 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, purchases 40 MW of output from the Rugby project, enough electricity to power almost 11,000 MRES homes in 60 member communities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Rugby Wind Power Project supports the local economy by contributing substantial revenue to the community through payments to Pierce County and to landowners, and by the economic boost provided during construction. At the peak of Rugby's construction, the project employed more than 250 construction workers.

Learn more from the Rugby Wind Power Project Fact Sheet.


The project was built by Wanzek Construction of Fargo, North Dakota. Numerous North Dakota businesses — all located within 100 miles of the Rugby Wind Power Project — provided vital services and supplies during construction, including the following:

  • Strata Corporation of Minot and Devils Lake – Concrete
  • Bergstrom Electric of Devils Lake – O&M Building Electrical
  • Johnson Plumbing of Rugby – O&M Building
  • Swanson Construction of Rugby – O&M Building
  • Landstar of Rugby – SWPPP Measures and seeding
  • Overhead Doors of Minot – O&M Building
  • Napa of Rugby – Supplies
  • Harper Oil Company of Rugby – Fuel
  • Deplazes Concrete of Rugby – Concrete
  • Rugby Lumber, Inc. of Rugby – Supplies
  • ACME Electric of Minot – Supplies
  • Rugby Hardware Hank of Rugby – Supplies
  • Dakota Fence of Minot – All fencing and gates
  • Rugby Welding & Machine of Rugby – Supplies and repairs
  • HE Everson Company of Rugby – Supplies
  • Dakota Supply Group of Rugby – Supplies
  • Larry Monson of Bottineau – Dumpsters, Porta-John
  • Northern Plains Electric of Rugby – Power for the trailers
  • North Dakota Tele Comm. of Rugby – Phone and Internet
  • Corrigidor Bar & Grill of Wolford – Meals for monthly meetings
  • Prairie Supply of Minot – Supplies

Dedication Event Information for Rugby

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC and its partners held a public dedication of the project on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.