Wind power in North Dakota
North Dakota is a leading U.S. state in wind power generation, producing 6.34 billion kilowatt-hours, 17.5 percent of all in state generated electricity in 2014. As of the end of 2014, 1,886 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity had been installed for wind power in North Dakota. Additional capacity is limited by transmission line constraints. Completion of a transmission line from Fargo to central Minnesota in 2015 will alleviate the problem.
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
|North Dakota Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)|
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