The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a permit for a $240 million wind farm yesterday. The Antelope Hills Wind Project LLC of Santa Barbara, California is, slated to construct 86 wind turbines on a 22,000 acre plot of land. The Fargo Forum reported today that the wind farm will support 250-300 construction jobs.
North Dakota currently generates 1,600 megawatts of wind power. The state is becoming more and more dependent on the renewable energy source as the price of wind power has been dropping quickly. There is also over 1,200 megawatts of additional wind power being developed in the state, including the Antelope Hills project. The developer, Infinity Wind Power, will also be constructing the Sunflower Wind project near Hebron, North Dakota.
The Hartland Wind Farm is another proposed wind farm in the state near Hartland, North Dakota. It will be able to accommodate a total project build of almost 2,000 megawatts with an additional planned phase of 300 megawatts.