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Wind farm planned

The approval of 3 towers that will measure wind in Lyman County may be the first step in construction of what could be 1 of South Dakota’s largest wind farms.

Ulteig Engineering in Sioux Falls has received approval from the county commission for permits to construct three tall meteorological towers that measure wind speed.

Lyman County Commissioner Kim Halverson says he’s been told that a wind farm will be constructed in the area by 2010.

Halverson says there is speculation by area residents that up to 120 towers could be erected.

A firm named PPM Energy , now known as Iberdrola Renewables, has distributed wind-energy literature in Lyman County.

The Associated Press


28 July 2008