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Consumer groups sue PSC over proposed MN wind farm
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Two consumer groups have sued a Wisconsin panel over the way it approved a large wind energy farm in Minnesota.

The Public Service Commission recently OK'd a plan by Wisconsin Power and Light to create wind turbines in south central Minnesota that would generate 200 megawatts of electricity.

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But the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group and the Citizens Utility Board said the PSC should have done a more thorough review, even though the turbines would not be in Wisconsin.

The groups said the Badger State has a huge stake in the project, because Power and Light customers would pay much of the $0.5 billion price tag.

The commission has not commented on the lawsuit, which was filed in Dane County.

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