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 Wind in North Dakota

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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 27% percent of the electricity generated in North Dakota in 2019, the fourth highest in the nation. North Dakota ranks 9th in the nation for installed capacity with over 3,600 MW of wind power. Wind projects in the state provide additional economic benefits, including $22 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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Latest News

Grand Forks Herald | August 12, 2020

Letter to the editor: Wind power a good investment in North Dakota

Nearly 20 years ago, local leaders in LaMoure County stood together to commemorate the very first wind farm in North Dakota. As we stand here today in 2020, that project is now one of over 30 in the state that are operational and powering our homes, businesses, and infrastructure. North Dakota wind now makes up over one quarter- or 26.8 percent – of all energy production in the state.