Building the Economic Future of our Community

For customers, wind energy is a source of stable-priced electricity that will help keep bills lower for decades to come.

But more than that, an investment in wind power is an investment in our local economy, including jobs in operations and maintenance, construction, manufacturing and many other support sectors. In addition, wind power projects produce lease payments for landowners and increase the tax base of communities.

Wind energy is literally an exportable product with no input costs, providing cash for our farmers and generating outside tax revenue for our community.

With the locally owned and managed Dakota Power Community Wind project in place, our schools, townships and county benefit – all without increasing our tax burden by a dime!

With an additional $42 million, our school districts could:

  • Add buildings to accommodate our growing student population
  • Construct new gyms or performing arts centers
  • Invest in new technology
  • Provide computers or tablets for every student
  • Purchase tools on teacher and classroom wish lists
  • Add playground equipment

Nearly $13 million more could go into our townships, and another $30 million could go to Southeast South Dakota communities to help:

  • Repair roads
  • Build bridges
  • Strengthen infrastructure

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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