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Wind resource map of South Dakota

The state of "South Dakota is a leader in the "U.S. in "wind power generation with over 30% of the state's electricity generation coming from wind in 2017.[1] South Dakota has 583 turbines with a total capacity of 977 "megawatts (MW) of wind generation capacity.[2]

South Dakota is one of the country's windiest states, and has the potential of installing 882,000 MW, and generating 2,902 billion kWh/year.[3] Just as in "Texas, the construction of new wind farms is transmission line limited.[4]

South Dakota's first wind farm was the South Dakota Wind Energy Center, built in 2003.[5]

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Summary statistics[edit]

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Wind generation percentage
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Wind power per capita
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Wind power capacity density

List of wind farms in South Dakota[edit]

""Wind power in South Dakota is located in South Dakota
Buffalo Ridge
Buffalo Ridge
Crow Lake
Crow Lake
Day County
Day County
MinnDakota
MinnDakota
Tatanka
South Dakota
South Dakota
Titan
Wessington
Wessington
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"Wind power "projects in "South Dakota
  ""Green pog.svg Operating
  ""Orange pog.svg Under construction
  ""Blue pog.svg Proposed

The following is an incomplete list of wind farms.

Name Size (MW) Location Status
Beethoven Wind Farm 80 Tripp June 2015[6]
Buffalo Ridge I Wind Farm 77 44°21′N 96°24′W / 44.350°N 96.400°W / 44.350; -96.400 (Buffalo Ridge I Wind Farm) April 2009
Buffalo Ridge II Wind Farm 210 44°19′N 96°28′W / 44.317°N 96.467°W / 44.317; -96.467 (Buffalo Ridge II Wind Farm) December 2010
Crow Lake Wind Project 162 43°56′N 98°48′W / 43.933°N 98.800°W / 43.933; -98.800 (Crow Lake Wind Project) February 2011
Day County Wind Farm 99 45°25′N 97°43′W / 45.417°N 97.717°W / 45.417; -97.717 (Day County Wind Farm) April 2010
MinnDakota Wind Farm 150 44°24′N 96°16′W / 44.400°N 96.267°W / 44.400; -96.267 (MinnDakota Wind Farm) January 2008
South Dakota Wind Energy Center 40.5 44°21′N 99°28′W / 44.350°N 99.467°W / 44.350; -99.467 (South Dakota Wind Energy Center) 2003
"Tatanka Wind Farm 88.5* 45°56′N 98°58′W / 45.933°N 98.967°W / 45.933; -98.967 (Tatanka Wind Farm) March 2008
"Titan Wind Project 25 44°31′N 99°12′W / 44.517°N 99.200°W / 44.517; -99.200 (Titan Wind Farm) December 2009
Wessington Springs Wind Project 51 44°05′N 98°34′W / 44.083°N 98.567°W / 44.083; -98.567 (Wessington Springs Wind Project) February 2009
* In South Dakota

Wind generation[edit]

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All across the midwest, the "Aermotor Windmill and others like it, have been used for a century for pumping water
South Dakota Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)
Year Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2010 1,372 43 31 51 81 98 67 64 77 132 130 134 134
2011 2,692 184 263 234 301 280 206 148 156 142 253 275 256
2012 2,914 288 224 289 286 270 227 183 174 198 294 262 214
2013 2,687 260 213 230 272 236 201 157 150 201 256 284 227
2014 2,916 326 252 272 279 235 188 194 121 228 269 313 239

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South Dakota Wind Generation in 2011 and 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Dakota Wind Energy" (PDF). U.S. Wind Energy State Facts. American Wind Energy Association. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  2. ^ South Dakota Fact Sheet, AWEA, accessed May 31, 2016
  3. ^ U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials
  4. ^ ITC holdings
  5. ^ South Dakota Wind Energy Projects
  6. ^ "43-wind turbine farm in southeast South Dakota now producing power". Rapid City Journal. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.A." "United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.B." "United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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