Gallery: USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in Sou...

 

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota. The system will have more than 100 wind turbines and will generate 151.5 megawatts of electricity for 2.8 million customers in nine states. Using the President’s words, Vilsack said the investment will help us “win the future.”

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3 Comments

  1. Lorin June 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

    There’s a sceert about your post. ICTYBTIHTKY

  2. stevecraig February 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    For more energy-saving tips, check out what Mega Watt has to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUNISl0mr5g

  3. observer_mike February 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    IS this project financially viable? Im trying to understand the dollar and cents return on investment. Here is my math. What am I missing?

    its expected that wind farm to generate 151 megawatts of electricity.
    151 mw = 151 REC (renewable energy credits).
    151 REC x $400 a piece – $60400

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