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Public Meeting on Wind Energy Development to Be Held

Map of North Dakota wind projects and manufacturing facilities  Source: American Wind Energy Association
Map of North Dakota wind projects and manufacturing facilities Source: American Wind Energy Association
Consider the following facts about wind energy development in North Dakota, courtesy of the American Wind Energy Association.

  • The state's wind resource is capable of meeting more than 230 times its current electricity needs. 
  • Land lease payments made to landowners for wind energy projects in North Dakota total nearly $5 million dollars annually.
  • North Dakota currently ranks 4th in the US for percentage of electricity coming from wind energy at 15.6 percent. 
  • North Dakota wind farms now produce enough electricity to power over 500,000 average American homes.
  • Wind farms in operation throughout the US are now capable of powering 15.5 million homes.

Locally, W-E Wind, LLC has been developing a wind energy project in Eddy and Wells Counties since 2008. This year the goal is to secure the resources needed to secure land lease agreements for a 50W wind project. Once the leases have been signed, the project will be pitched to potential power purchasers or developers who have the resources and expertise to build and operate a wind project.

On Monday, June 16 W-E Wind LLC will hold a public meeting to provide more details about the project's stage and resources needed. The meeting will be held at the Spicy Roadkill Cafe in Sheyenne at 7:30 pm.

Warren Enyart, Senior Consultant and Wind Energy Expert for Praxis Strategy Group, will speak at the event. Enyart has over 40 years experience in the energy industry, and has overseen the sighting and environmental regulatory compliance of large-scale wind farms, coal-fired generation plants, and high voltage transmission lines.

For more information contact Tracy Henningsgard at 947-5827.


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