Although at this stage of development we have not identified a buyer for the power produced by the Long Prairie project, we do know that this power will be injected into the regional grid system.
The American Wind Energy Association has compared the regional grid system to an ATM:
“Say you deposit $20 in the ATM near your office. A short time later, you withdraw it from the ATM near your house. You now have a different bill than the one you deposited, but that’s irrelevant; you still have $20.
This aspect of the banking system is analogous to how the electric power system works: it aggregates all sources of electricity supply and demand over a large geographic area, allowing one to add wind energy in one area and use an equivalent amount of electricity somewhere else on the grid.”