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North Dakota Energy Spotlight – Wind Generation

wind turbine• According to the American Wind Energy Association’s January 2012 report, North Dakota is ranked 6th in the U.S. for available
wind resources.

• The North Dakota Public Service Commission has issued permits or received letters of intent for more than 6,000 MW of additional wind projects for future wind development. Currently, 210 megawatts of wind energy are under construction.

• North Dakota ranks 10th for most total installed wind capacity in the US and gets 12% of its total energy from the wind industry.

• More than 800 wind turbines and projects are operational in 20 North Dakota counties.

North Dakota’s wind farms


Operating Company

Capacity (MW)
Ashtabula I, II & III NextEra Energy 366
Langdon I & II Wind Energy Centers NextEra Energy 199.5
Rugby Wind Farm Iberdrola Renewables 149.1
PrairieWinds ND 1 Basin Electric Power Cooperative 122
Baldwin Wind Energy Center NextEra Energy 102.4
Wilton I & II Energy Centers NextEra Energy 99
Oliver I & II NextEra Energy 98.6
Tatanka Wind Farm (includes two counties in ND [90 MW], one county in SD [90 MW]) Acciona Wind Energy 90
Bison I Minnesota Power 82
North Dakota Wind Energy Center NextEra Energy 61.5
Luverne Phase II Wind Farm NextEra Energy 49.5
Cedar Hills Wind Farm Montana-Dakota Utilities 19.5
Velva Wind Farm Acciona Wind Energy 12
Statewide demonstration projects NA Approximately 3

Read the full report of Great Plains Energy Corridor Spotlight on North Dakota Energy and request a hard copy here.

You may be interested in:
North Dakota Public Service Commission – Consumer Electric & Gas info
American Wind Energy Association – State fact sheets
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Wind homepage
Wind Powering America
NextEra Energy – Facilities map
Acciona Wind Energy – US Projects
Iberdrola Renewables – US Power assets
MDU Resources Group – Electric Generating Facilities
Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Wind generation
Allete – Minnesota Power Renewable Generation
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Otter Tail Power Company – Wind Power

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