List of power stations in South Dakota

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This list includes hydroelectric, fossil-fuel, wind, and other power stations in South Dakota. South Dakota generating stations had a combined summer capacity of 3105 MW in 2008.[1]

South Dakota Power Stations
Energy distributor Plant Name Location Megawatts Fuel Remarks
Basin Electric Power Cooperative Spirit Mound Vermillion 120 (winter) Oil Peaking. Two units, started 1978[2]
Basin Electric Power Coop Chamberlain Wind Project Brule 2.6 Wind Started 2002
Basin Electric Power Coop Groton Generating Station Brown 192 Gas Started 2006 [3]
Basin Electric Power Coop Deer Creek Brookings 300 Gas Under construction, 2012 expected start date [4]
Basin Electric Power Coop Wetonka 5.5 Waste heat Natural gas pipeline compressor waste heat recovery, started 2006[5]
Basin Electric Power Coop Clark 5.5 Waste heat started 2006
Basin Electric Power Coop Estalline 5.5 Waste heat started 2006
Black Hills Corp Ben French Pennington 25 Coal Started 1961, closed 2014
Black Hills Corp Lange Gas Turbines Pennington 40 Gas
BP Alternative Energy Titan Wind Phase 1 Hand 25 Wind Started 2009, part of 5000MW Titan Wind Project
Missouri River Energy Services City of Ft. Pierre Stanley 6 Diesel
NextEra Energy Resources South Dakota Wind Energy Center Hyde 40.5 Wind Start 2003
NextEra Energy Resources Day County Wind Energy Center Groton 99 Wind Start 2010
Missouri River Energy Services Watertown Power Plant Codington 48.75 Combustion Turbine
Xcel Energy Angus Anson Minnehaha 210 Gas
Northwestern Energy Aberdeen CT Brown 28.8
Northwestern Energy Clark Clark 2.7
Northwestern Energy Faulkton Faulkton 2.7
Northwestern Energy Highmore Hyde 4.6
Northwestern Energy Huron Beadle 57.9 Gas
Northwestern Energy Mobile Unit Beadle 2.2
Northwestern Energy Redfield Spink 3.9
Northwestern Energy Webster Day 2.6
Northwestern Energy Yankton Yankton 13.4
Otter Tail Lake Preston Kingsbury 26 Oil Combustion turbine[6]
Otter Tail Big Stone Milbank 475 Coal Started 1981
USCE-Missouri River District Oahe Dam Hughes 784 Hydro
USCE-Missouri River District Fort Randall Dam Charles Mix 320 Hydro
USCE-Missouri River District Big Bend Dam Buffalo 494.1 Hydro
USCE-Missouri River District Gavins Point Dam Yankton 132 Hydro
PPM Energy Minn Dakota Wind LLC 150 Wind

Future and former power stations[edit]


  1. ^ Department of Energy profile for South Dakota
  2. ^ Spirit Mound Station, retrieved 30 July 2010
  3. ^ Groton Generating Station, retrieved 30 July 2010
  4. ^ retrieved 30 July 2010
  5. ^ Co-ops expanding, retrieved 5 August 2010
  6. ^ Combustion turbines, retrieved 3 August 2010

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