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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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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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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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