in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Acciona Energy and Gov. John Hoeven, R-N.D., officially dedicated the wind developer's Tatanka Wind Farm. The 180 MW Tatanka Wind Farm, located in Dickey and McIntosh counties, N.D., and McPherson County, S.D., is the largest wind farm in the two states.

Speakers at the dedication event expressed hope that the current national energy policy debates will result in continued support for renewable energy investment and improved transmission capacities across the U.S., allowing Tatanka's full wind energy potential to be realized with further expansion.

"Acciona and North and South Dakota have shown what strong communities and socially responsible companies can do together in creating a clean energy platform for job growth, economic development and environmental sustainability," says Peter Duprey, CEO of Acciona Energy N.A. "The Tatanka Wind Farm and other renewable energy projects around the country are limited only by our country's aging energy transmission infrastructure. Transmission is the conduit to America's energy independence, and Acciona is leading a call to action regarding critical infrastructure initiative to upgrade America's energy grid."

The Tatanka Wind Farm includes 59 wind turbines in South Dakota and 61 wind turbines in North Dakota. Electricity generated at the wind farm is sold into the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator and delivered to homes in the parts of the upper Midwestern U.S. and Canada.

SOURCE: Acciona Energy


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015