Powering North Dakota: A statewide coalition of renewable energy supporters

Powering North Dakota: A statewide coalition of renewable energy supporters

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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.

Economic Impact of Renewables in North Dakota

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    Renewable Energy Provides Economic Resiliency

    Investments in renewables diversify the economy. In order to deliver a diverse and affordable energy grid, it’s crucial to embrace policies that put North Dakota at a competitive advantage. Policy changes have the potential to eliminate the viability of renewable energy projects – along with the positive economic impact.
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    North Dakota American Wind Week Panel Event

    Watch Live of American Wind Week Panel Event in North Dakota.

    Wind Powers American Business

    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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    Wind Energy in North Dakota

    Wind energy provided nearly 31.63% percent of the electricity generated in North Dakota. North Dakota ranks 11th in the nation for installed capacity with over 4,288 MW of wind power. Wind projects in the state provide additional economic benefits, including $21.6 million in annual lease payments to landowners who host wind turbines.

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    Wind Builds the Future in Rural Communities

    Communities across the country, particularly those in rural areas, currently face a barrage of challenges as they seek to build vibrant local economies. Attracting and retaining young people, adequately funding schools, and providing essential services have all proved difficult in recent years. And that was before the COVID-19-induced recession added another layer of uncertainty. However, some communities are overcoming these obstacles better than others — those hosting wind projects.
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    North Dakota Wind and Solar Energy News

    Williston Herald | September 1, 2021

    ND wind is growing, DEQ relocates, and more things to know about energy this week