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BayWa r.e. acquires 80 MW wind power project and secures GE wind turbines

BayWa r.e. announced today that through its wholly owned BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC it acquired all rights to the 80MW B&H project and secured 43 GE 1.85-87 wind turbines. The project, located in Charles Mix, Bon Homme, and Hutchinson Counties, South Dakota, will sell energy to NorthWestern Energy. Construction commenced in 2013 and BayWa r.e. … Continue reading BayWa r.e. acquires 80 MW wind power project and secures GE wind turbines

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Ohio wind moves forward, a wind energy grant for South Dakota Sioux, a new tower design

There’s exciting news in wind power across the country, with the approval of a proposed wind farm in western Ohio, a potential billion-dollar project for a tribe in South Dakota, and a new tower design from GE. The 176-turbine Scioto Ridge wind project obtained initial approval Monday, initiating the process of getting turbines in the … Continue reading Ohio wind moves forward, a wind energy grant for South Dakota Sioux, a new tower design

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South Dakota Wind Energy Association names engineer Paul Bachman of Harrisburg as new director

An association that promotes the development of wind energy in South Dakota has named a new executive director. Paul Bachman of Harrisburg took over as executive director of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association last week. He is the former department head and manager of the Sioux Falls office of DGR Engineering. Bachman currently serves … Continue reading South Dakota Wind Energy Association names engineer Paul Bachman of Harrisburg as new director

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Developer plans 1 GW wind farm in South Dakota

South Dakota-based developer Dakota Plains Energy wants to team up with local landowners in Lincoln County to build a community wind farm between 500 MW and 1 GW. The ambitious developer cites two main catalysts for the project: South Dakota’s strong-but-underutilized wind regime and a nearby transmission project. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, … Continue reading Developer plans 1 GW wind farm in South Dakota

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Sioux Tribes Pursuing Giant Wind Energy Project

Earlier today, former President Bill Clinton and leaders from six Sioux Indian Tribes announced a new wind power initiative that will harness South Dakota’s greatest natural resource and spur long-term development in the economically depressed region. The initiative, which is receiving critical legal and public policy counsel from Arent Fox LLP, was announced as a … Continue reading Sioux Tribes Pursuing Giant Wind Energy Project

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South Dakota legislation provides economic development opportunities

With a comprehensive economic development package signed into law March 25, the South Dakota legislature sent a strong message to the wind energy industry that it values wind development, according to a news release from the South Dakota Wind Energy Association (SDWEA). The new legislation, the group said, “combines an enhanced business environment with South … Continue reading South Dakota legislation provides economic development opportunities

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Obstacles remain for wind energy projects in South Dakota

A one-year extension of a federal wind energy tax credit could provide a jolt for the wind industry, but developers say other obstacles remain in South Dakota. The wind energy industry had been stalled because of uncertainty over whether the tax break would be extended. The extension was included in legislation to avert the so-called … Continue reading Obstacles remain for wind energy projects in South Dakota

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