Wind power in North Dakota
North Dakota is a leading U.S. state in wind power generation, with 21.5 percent of all in state generated electricity in 2016 powered by wind. As of the end of 2017, 2996 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity had been installed for wind power in North Dakota. Additional capacity had been limited by transmission line constraints until the completion of a transmission line from Fargo to central Minnesota in 2015. Additional wind farms are once again planned for the state.
Very favorable wind conditions in the state enable wind farms to achieve capacity factors in excess of 40 percent. The Thunder Spirit wind farm, completed in 2015, is expected to have a capacity factor greater than 45 percent.
List of wind farms in North Dakota
The following is a partial list of North Dakota wind farms.
|Ashtabula Wind Farm||196|
|Baldwin Wind Farm||102|
|Bison Wind Energy Center||497|
|Brady Wind Farm (i & ii)||299||2016|
|Courtenay Wind Farm||200||2016|
|Langdon Wind Energy Center||159|
|Lindahl Wind Farm||150||2017|
|Luverne Wind Farm||169.5|
|Oliver Wind Energy Center||98.6|
|Prairie Winds Wind Farm||122.6|
|Rugby Wind Farm||149.1|
|Sunflower Wind Farm||109||2016|
|Tatanka Wind Farm||91.5*|
- * In North Dakota
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- Nordex to supply 43, 2.5 MW turbines for Thunder Spirit project in North Dakota
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- Nordex wind turbines ordered for North Dakota project
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