Pictured from left: Kevin Tetzlaff, First Bank & Trust; Jordan Lardy, Peska Construction; Nikki Fishbaugher, Avangrid Renewables; Curt Roland, Avangrid Renewables; Randy Eide, First Bank & Trust; Gene Peska, Peska Construction; and Al Heuton, BEDC.

Company officials from Peska Construction of Sioux Falls and Avangrid Renewables of Portland, Oregon, broke ground today on a 30,000 SF facility in the industrial park east of the interstate. The new building will be used as a warehouse for spare parts in support of Avangrid Renewables’ fleet of wind and solar assets.

Avangrid Renewables currently owns, operates, or is constructing more than 15 wind farms across the upper Midwest including seven within 60 miles of Brookings. Avangrid Renewables, LLC is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has more than 7,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar generation in more than 20 states.

Peska Construction of Sioux Falls is the owner/developer of the new 30,000 SF facility.

“Avangrid Renewables has been operating wind energy projects in the Brookings area for over 15 years,” said Ira Reiland, Manager of Logistics and Inventory Planning, of Avangrid Renewables. “We identified Brookings as the best location among six development site options in the neighboring four state area.  The Brookings location will serve as our Midwestern service and distribution hub.”

“We are pleased that Avangrid Renewables have selected Brookings as the location to grow their maintenance facilities,” said Al Heuton, Executive Director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation. “We congratulate Avangrid Renewables on their success and look forward to working with them as they continue to grow their presence in South Dakota and the surrounding region.”

FROM: BEDC

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