EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. -

Xcel Energy is the number one utility wind energy provider in the nation for 12 year running, and has added even more renewable energy to its Upper Midwest system.

The Odell Wind Farm will be coming on line this month, and the power generated will be used by customers in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The Odell Wind Farm will house 100 wind turbines spanning across four southern Minnesota counties, including Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan.

The farm will generated around 200 megawatts of electricity, delivering enough energy to power 105,000 homes in the Upper Midwest. On average, it is expected to avoid 368,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

This wind farm is part of a commitment Xcel made in 2013 to expand its wind capacity by 42% by adding 750 megawatts of cost-effective, clean wind energy into the Upper Midwest by the end of 2016.