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 Lincoln County 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.

Recent News for DPCW

My Voice: Lincoln County Shouldn’t Trample on Landowner Rights (Argus Leader, May 10, 2015

Wind Money for Schools Debated in Canton (Argus Leader, May 6, 2015)

MidAmerican Investing $900 Million More in Wind Energy (Des Moines Register, May 1, 2015)

Wind Project has Producers Split on Benefits, Costs (Tri-State Neighbor, April 30, 2015)

Wind Turbines And Health: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature

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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.

Take Action

Make sure your elected officials know the difference wind power can make!

Contact the Lincoln County Commissioners to show your support for the Dakota Power Community Wind project.

Dan King - email

David Gillespie email

Dale Long - email

Mike Poppens - email

Jim Schmidt - email

Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Dir.

Paul Aslesen - email

 

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