Wind already provides over a quarter of the electricity generated in North Dakota – the fourth highest in the nation. Our state is well-positioned to be a national leader in wind power, and supporting future investments will enhance our state for generations.
North Dakota has more than4,000 direct jobs supported by wind
North Dakota wind projects generate $12 million in annual state and local tax payments
Wind supports farmers with $22 million in annual lease payments
Wind energy in North Dakota powers nearly1 million homes
Wind has produced$6.9 billion in total capital investments in the state
North Dakota ranks#4for percentage of wind energy generation
Companies across the country are investing in wind energy to power their businesses and have established themselves as a major demand driver for wind power. Last year set a record for corporate purchasing as companies entered agreements to procure over 4.4 gigawatts of wind energy. AWEA’s new Wind Powers American Business report provides a detailed look at corporate procurement of wind energy in the U.S.
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It’s been a tough year for all sorts of industries in western North Dakota.
When falling commodity prices shook the oil industry earlier this year, oilfield company Neset Consulting took stock of the energy market in North Dakota and saw a diversification opportunity with wind.
Expanding America’s capacity for wind energy doesn’t come without challenges.
TIOGA – The wind energy industry is giving a boost to the Tioga-area economy at a time when the community particularly needs it.
Western North Dakota has not shied away from being a leading energy producer. Along with agriculture, oil and natural gas it’s deeply rooted in our economy’s success. As part of harnessing our natural resources, Tioga has also worked to embrace renewable energy in our state’s growth.