Wind power in South Dakota
The state of South Dakota is a leader in the U.S. in wind power generation with over 25% of the state's electricity generation coming from wind in 2015. South Dakota has 583 turbines with a total capacity of 977 megawatts (MW) of wind generation capacity.
South Dakota is one of the country's windiest states, and has the potential of installing 882,000 MW, and generating 2,902 billion kWh/year. Just as in Texas, the construction of new wind farms is transmission line limited.
South Dakota's first wind farm was the South Dakota Wind Energy Center, built in 2003.
List of wind farms in South Dakota
The following is an incomplete list of wind farms.
|Beethoven Wind Farm||80||Tripp||June 2015|
|Buffalo Ridge I Wind Farm||77||April 2009|
|Buffalo Ridge II Wind Farm||210||December 2010|
|Crow Lake Wind Project||162||February 2011|
|Day County Wind Farm||99||April 2010|
|MinnDakota Wind Farm||150||January 2008|
|South Dakota Wind Energy Center||40.5||2003|
|Tatanka Wind Farm||88.5*||March 2008|
|Titan Wind Project||25||December 2009|
|Wessington Springs Wind Project||51||February 2009|
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|South Dakota Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)|
- Renewable energy in South Dakota
- List of wind farms in the United States
- Wind power in the United States
- South Dakota Fact Sheet, AWEA, accessed May 31, 2016
- U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials
- ITC holdings
- South Dakota Wind Energy Projects
- "43-wind turbine farm in southeast South Dakota now producing power". Rapid City Journal. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.A.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.B.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
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