Wind power in North Dakota

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Wind resource map of North Dakota

North Dakota is a leading U.S. state in wind power generation, producing 5.53 billion kilowatt-hours or 15.6 percent of all in state generated electricity in 2013.[1] As of the end of 2013, 1,681 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity had been installed for wind power in North Dakota.[2] As in Texas, additional capacity is limited by transmission line constraints. Completion of a transmission line from Fargo to central Minnesota in 2015 will alleviate the problem.[3]

List of wind farms in North Dakota[edit]

Wind power in North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Ashtabula
Ashtabula
Langdon
Langdon
Luverne
Luverne
Rugby
Rugby
Prairie Winds
Prairie Winds
Baldwin
Baldwin
Oliver
Oliver
Wind power projects in North Dakota
  Green pog.svg Operating
  Orange pog.svg Under construction
  Blue pog.svg Proposed

The following is an incomplete list of wind farms.

Name Size (MW) Location Status
Ashtabula Wind Farm 196 46°39′N 98°0′W / 46.650°N 98.000°W / 46.650; -98.000 (Ashtabula Wind Farm)
Baldwin Wind Farm 102 47°02′41″N 100°30′18″W / 47.04472°N 100.50500°W / 47.04472; -100.50500 (Baldwin Wind Farm)
Hartland Wind Farm 500 48°33′04″N 101°46′19″W / 48.55111°N 101.77194°W / 48.55111; -101.77194 (Hartland Wind Farm) proposed
Langdon Wind Energy Center 159 46°6′35.9″N 98°30′36″W / 46.109972°N 98.51000°W / 46.109972; -98.51000 (Langdon Wind Energy Center)
Luverne Wind Farm 169.5 47°25′30″N 98°6′0″W / 47.42500°N 98.10000°W / 47.42500; -98.10000 (Luverne Wind Farm)
Oliver Wind Energy Center 98.6 47°09′N 101°20′W / 47.150°N 101.333°W / 47.150; -101.333 (Oliver Wind Energy Center)
Prairie Winds Wind Farm 122.6 48°14′N 101°17′W / 48.233°N 101.283°W / 48.233; -101.283 (Prairie Winds Wind Farm)
Rugby Wind Farm 149.1 48°22′N 100°00′W / 48.367°N 100.000°W / 48.367; -100.000 (Rugby Wind Farm)
Tatanka Wind Farm 91.5* 45°56′N 98°58′W / 45.933°N 98.967°W / 45.933; -98.967 (Tatanka Wind Farm)
Thunder Spirit[4] 150 (Hettinger) under construction
* In North Dakota

Wind generation[edit]

North Dakota leads per capita generation from wind.
North Dakota Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)
Year Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2009 2,998 289 237 280 267 253 166 167 176 259 255 338 269
2010 4,096 338 216 322 377 426 287 261 336 421 400 400 382
2011 5,150 430 515 434 456 511 378 272 292 360 475 541 526
2012 5,316 583 398 543 552 477 401 271 308 387 553 418 390

Source:[5][6]

North Dakota Wind Generation in 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Power Monthly, December 2013". U.S. Energy Information Administration, Department Of Energy. 
  2. ^ "AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report". American Wind Energy Association. 
  3. ^ "CapX Quarterly, Feb. 2014". CapX2020. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Nordex wind turbines ordered for North Dakota project
  5. ^ EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.A.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.B.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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