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Ørsted acquires 103 MW South Dakota wind energy project from Pattern Energy

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Ørsted and a leading developer of US renewables, announced today it has acquired a 103MW construction-ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota. LCE purchased the project from Pattern Energy Group, an independent renewable energy company with wind and solar assets in the United States, Canada, and Japan. … Continue reading Ørsted acquires 103 MW South Dakota wind energy project from Pattern Energy

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Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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Avangrid Renewables Sells Stake in Coyote Ridge Wind Farm

The Coyote Ridge site consists of 39 GE wind turbines with a combined capacity of 97 megawatts. Avangrid Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced the sale of the ownership interest in the Coyote Ridge Wind Farm, now under construction in Brookings County, South Dakota, to WEC Energy Group of Milwaukee. … Continue reading Avangrid Renewables Sells Stake in Coyote Ridge Wind Farm

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BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

BP hopes new technology will spur more wind energy development. BP installed a battery storage system for the first time at one of the company’s wind energy farms in South Dakota, a move BP hopes will provide a blueprint for adding similar power storage technology at its other U.S. wind power sites. BP said the … Continue reading BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

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Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

Most powerful land-based wind turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth. even states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market … Continue reading Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

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Apex Clean Energy pursues third wind farm in South Dakota

A windenergy company is moving forward with a plan for a new 36 wind turbines wind power plant in northeastern South Dakota. Apex Clean Energy is planning Dakota Range Wind III in Roberts and Grant counties. Senior Development Manager Mark Mauersberger says the proposed wind farm would be the Virginia-based company’s third 150-megawatt project in … Continue reading Apex Clean Energy pursues third wind farm in South Dakota

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South Dakota wind farm nears completion

A nine wind turbine wind farm in a South Dakota county along the Missouri River is nearing completion after about four months of construction. The project in Brule County is being developed by New York-based Con Edison, which is also planning a similar project in Aurora County. Both projects are each expected to cost more … Continue reading South Dakota wind farm nears completion

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South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a permit with conditions for constructing the $380 million project, which is expected to be finished in 2021. The Dakota Range wind project is expected to encompass up … Continue reading South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

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Clark County wind farm granted construction

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted a construction permit for a proposed 120-turbine wind farm in Clark County. The Crocker Wind Farm will have the capability to produce up to 400 megawatts of electricity. The wind energy facility will include an associated transmission line. The permit approved Friday includes conditions on issues related … Continue reading Clark County wind farm granted construction

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Top six wind energy trends in 2017

AWEA released its 2017 Annual Market report today, and it’s full of new data and positive industry trends observed over the past year. There’s a lot of good news to share, and the full report is definitely worth a read, but here are a few key takeaways you need to know: More families and businesses … Continue reading Top six wind energy trends in 2017

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BP, Tesla to team up in battery storage for wind farm

BP says TSLA will supply the 212 KW battery at its Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota in H2 of this year, to be used to store electricity and meet demands when the wind is not blowing. The 212 kW/840 kWh battery, supplied by Tesla, will be integrated with the wind farm and configured … Continue reading BP, Tesla to team up in battery storage for wind farm

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Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

Never one for small acts, Google recently announced that it will be buying a massive combined 536 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity from four U.S. wind farms. Here are the details on Google’s latest deals: One 200 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with EDF Renewable Energy for the entire output of the planned … Continue reading Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

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Google buys 536 MW from US wind energy

Google will buy 536 megawatts of wind power, adding to the company’s already large supply, making it the biggest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, according to a statement Thursday. Google also signed an agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for 200 MW from the Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa, and with the Grand River Dam … Continue reading Google buys 536 MW from US wind energy

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Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, which it says … Continue reading Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

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Wind energy development a benefit for South Dakota

A recent My Voice titled, “Xcel Energy industrial wind zone is bad for SD citizens,” missed the mark on the economic opportunities that wind development can provide to eastern South Dakota. The column fails to recognize the very real benefits that additional wind energy development, including the recent proposal from Xcel Energy, will produce for … Continue reading Wind energy development a benefit for South Dakota

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NorthWestern Energy reaches settlement agreement in South Dakota rate case and completes purchase of Beethoven wind power project

NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE:NWE) announced it has reached a stipulated settlement agreement with the South Dakota Public Utility Commission staff concerning NorthWestern’s pending electric rate case and has completed its previously announced acquisition of the 80-megawatt Beethoven wind project located near Tripp, S.D., from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC for $143 million. The settlement … Continue reading NorthWestern Energy reaches settlement agreement in South Dakota rate case and completes purchase of Beethoven wind power project

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Wind power’s enormous potential in South Dakota

South Dakota has enormous potential for wind energy development. In 2013, 26 percent of all electricity produced here came from wind — only Iowa produces a larger share of electricity from wind. Wind has practical benefits for the state. In 2014, estimates show wind paid out $2.4 million in lease payments to landowners. The Argus … Continue reading Wind power’s enormous potential in South Dakota

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BayWa sells its largest wind farm to date in the USA

BayWa r.e. GmbH has sold its largest wind farm project in the USA to date, to the American investor NorthWestern Energy (NWE) for US$ 143 million (around EUR 130 million). The plant, located in South Dakota (USA), has a capacity of roughly 80 megawatts (MW) and was delivered within nine months, by May of 2015. … Continue reading BayWa sells its largest wind farm to date in the USA

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Wind energy in South Dakota: New wind farm with 55 wind turbines

A New York-based company that specializes in large-scale renewable energy projects says it’s building a 55-turbine wind farm in north central South Dakota.   Consolidated Edison Development says it has already begun working on its new farm in Pollock. Officials say they the farm is located on property owned by a group of local farmers. … Continue reading Wind energy in South Dakota: New wind farm with 55 wind turbines

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BayWa r.e.’s 80 MW Beethoven Wind Power Project began Operation

BayWa r.e. announced today that its Beethoven Wind Project in South Dakota achieved full commercial operation on May 28, 2015. BayWa r.e. bought the project from a local developer in August 2014, finalized development and began significant additional construction in September. The power is sold under a twenty year contract to NorthWestern Energy and GE … Continue reading BayWa r.e.’s 80 MW Beethoven Wind Power Project began Operation

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