Harness the Power of Wind

homepage-imageFor the last couple decades, powerful wind turbines have gradually emerged across the sweeping plains of nearly every Midwestern state. South Dakota is no exception.

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most abundant, sustainable — and increasingly cost-effective — ways to generate electricity, currently powering the equivalent of 15.5 million average American homes.

More than a dozen utility and independent grid operator studies have found that wind can reliably provide an even larger share of our electricity. The U.S. Department of Energy recently concluded that wind power, along with other renewables, could cost-effectively provide 80 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2050.

It’s exciting to think of the possibilities wind power holds, both for the environment and the economy.

More than 170 local investors have partnered with 110 Southeast South Dakota landowners to raise enough money to launch Dakota Power Community Wind, a project that not only will help reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels but also create jobs and generate a new tax base that will directly support our school systems and townships.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to live with our Earth in mind and in a natural balance. Where we no longer take from the Earth, but rather use wind power, with its enormous ability to regenerate.

Where we rely on the renewable energy wind power provides and the genius of the human spirit.

Where we, our local communities, are the creators, suppliers, and leaders providing clean, affordable, and homegrown power. Where we use the natural and renewable resources Earth provides in ways we believe they are intended to be used.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be guardians of the Earth by converting wind power to clean, affordable, and homegrown electrical energy as effectively as humanly possible.

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This study analyzed more than 122,000 home sales, 1,500 within a mile of a turbine.

For additional information visit these links:

Berkeley Lab Response

Testimony Transcripts

Relationship Between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values

Wisconsin Wind Siting Report (see Appendix G for a summary of siting for all 50 states)

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Wind Health Impacts Dismissed in Court (see page 22 for why McCann was rejected as a witness)

Proposed Wind Farm Gains Traction, Still Faces Uphill Battle

Property Values & Economic Impacts of Wind

Dakota Plains Companies Dakota Community Wind Campbell County Wind Farm Dakota Power Community Wind Dakota Plains Companies Solar Power