[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Go to multi-category search »

LOCATION/TYPE

View headlines only
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Power News: South Dakota

RSSSouth Dakota

These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


November 16, 2019 • Letters, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Follow the money

Since June 2019, Xcel Energy has asked Public Utility Commissions for rate hikes in several states to fund wind and transmission line projects: Colorado (Rush Creek Wind Project), Texas (Hale Wind Project), New Mexico (Sagamore Wind Project) and Minnesota (Courtenay ND Wind Farm). How many times have we been told wind energy will decrease rates? Xcel Energy received 8.2 million dollars from South Dakota taxpayers in 2017 for wind energy. It was just reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Xcel’s . . . Complete story »


November 11, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind tower construction brings people, money to Watertown area

Multiple wind turbine construction projects have brought hundreds of workers to the Watertown area over the last few months. Codington, Grant, Roberts and Clark counties have wind farm construction projects that started in the summer. The sudden uptick in wind farms is partially credited to a national push for renewable energy sources. South Dakota is also an ideal location for wind energy, where the wind blows at full capacity 40% of the time, which is the third-highest in the nation. . . . Complete story »


November 6, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Avon man challenges Bon Homme commission on wind farm fees

TYNDALL – Bon Homme County allegedly showed preferential treatment to a wind farm by reducing its building permit fees by $140,000, according to an outspoken opponent of the project. The sPower renewable energy company will own and operate the $297 million wind farm in southeast South Dakota. The project will cover about 50,000 acres in Charles Mix, Bon Homme and Hutchinson counties. Ed Van Gerpen of Avon met Tuesday with the Bon Homme County Commission. He criticized the commission’s decision earlier . . . Complete story »


October 16, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

S.D. regulators OK most of settlement for Tatanka Ridge Wind farm in Deuel County

South Dakota regulators approved most of a settlement Tuesday for constructing another wind-power farm. The 155-megawatt Tatanka Ridge project plans 56 towers in the Deuel County townships of Blom, Brandt, Grange, Hidewood and Scandinavia townships, located near Toronto and Brandt. The owner is Avangrid Renewables Inc. The state Public Utilities Commission agreed to hold a hearing November 4-5 on four sets of conditions. Decommissioning – taking down the structures – was already outside the settlement. The commissioners added three others for the . . . Complete story »


October 10, 2019 • Letters, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms and money

As a state legislator, I had a sincere respect for the committee process. Every issue that we would address would have two committee hearings, meetings were open to the public and we would hear both sides of the issue. You could be sure the truth was told or the credibility of the person would be damaged. Most of the information on the Prevailing Wind Park project was in area papers. We were told in 2015 Tripp school would receive $1,000 . . . Complete story »


September 28, 2019 • Opinions, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms: A bad idea

The South Dakota Board of Economic Development recently turned down the request of Triple H Wind for a taxpayer funded reinvestment payment for their proposed wind farm in Hyde County. The article by Bob Mercer also said this was a “rare move”. I agree. I have watched this Board shovel taxpayer money to wind farms for years, twice to Prevailing Winds that is owned by sPower, another multinational corporation. I have never understood why a huge company like Xcel Energy . . . Complete story »


September 28, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Companys: crane was moving when it tipped over

TRIPP – A 600-foot crane was in movement when it tipped over Wednesday at a $297 million wind farm site near Tripp, according to a company official. The Prevailing Wind Park, scheduled for December completion, is permitted for 61 turbines producing a maximum of 219.6 megawatts. The project will cover about 50,000 acres in Charles Mix, Bon Homme and Hutchinson counties. sPower, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy company, is working with the Prevailing Wind project. The crane that tipped over . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Crane tips over at Prevailing Wind Park construction site

TRIPP – A crane tipped over at a construction site where wind turbines are being erected for the Prevailing Wind Park about 10 miles southwest of Tripp Wednesday morning. Bon Homme County Sheriff Mark Maggs said his office received a call from the site to inform them of the incident, but since it occurred on private property there was no investigation planned. He said there were no injuries reported. SPower Vice President of Wind Peter Pawlowski, who represents the company building . . . Complete story »


September 26, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Crane collapses near Tripp

TRIPP – An investigation continues into Wednesday’s tipping over of a crane – believed to be 600 feet in height – at a $297 million wind farm near Tripp. The Prevailing Wind Park, scheduled for completion later this year, is permitted for 61 turbines producing a maximum of 219.6 megawatts. The project will cover about 50,000 acres in Charles Mix, Bon Homme and Hutchinson counties. sPower, a wind and solar energy company, is working with the project. The crane that tipped was used . . . Complete story »


September 18, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

State regulators fine-tune several S.D. wind-project permits

State regulators reached agreements Tuesday on several small but potentially significant changes on wind-electricity projects they’ve permitted or are considering in different regions of South Dakota. Landowners now will be covered too under the $5 million removal-contingency bond the state Public Utilities Commission had previously required for the Wind Quarry Wind Power project in Butte County. Commissioner Chris Nelson drew attention to the oversight in a letter August 8. Nelson thanked Lincoln Clean Energy and the commission staff for reaching . . . Complete story »


Earlier »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: