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South Dakota

Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $7,000,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $2,300,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               16,100

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $500,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $100,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           2,600

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Buffalo Ridge II Wind Farm, SD

STATUS:  In progress TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  In October 2008, Iberdrola Renwables, Inc., submitted an application for the construction of the Buffalo Ridge II wind farm.  The site is located in Brookings and Deuel Counties.   Iberdrola … Continue reading

Big Stone II, Near Millbank, SD

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In June 2005, a group of seven regional utilities proposed a 600 megawatt expansion of the existing 450 megawatt Big Stone facility located near Millbank, South Dakota.  The new plant, … Continue reading

Green Power Express: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Citizens Energy Task Force PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Green Power Express is a $12 billion, 3,000-mile high-voltage transmission line across seven Midwestern states proposed by International Transmission Company (ITC).  The project’s purpose is … Continue reading

CapX2020 Transmission Project, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  City of Fergus Falls; Environmental Groups; Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  CapX2020 is a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line project that while mostly in Minnesota, connects lines in North Dakota, South Dakota … Continue reading