North Dakota News

The following news clips highlight North Dakota involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

September 22, 2008

Midwest Governors Announce Transmission Initiative to Tap Wind Energy

The governors of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota have agreed to an initiative aimed at harvesting wind energy potential estimated at nearly 400,000 megawatts spread among the five states. More

August 18, 2008

180-Megawatt Tatanka Wind Farm Launched in Dakotas

ACCIONA Energy recently fired up a large wind farm at a site that straddles the North and South Dakota border. The Tatanka Wind Farm is tapping the excellent wind resources available in the Dakotas. More

December 24, 2007

FERC Approves Incentive Transmission Rates in Upper Midwest

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted a request by Xcel Energy for incentive transmission rates for six transmission upgrades in the upper Midwest. The upgrades will help Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan meet their renewable energy generation standards and help serve increased regional demand. More

November 15, 2007

Midwest States and Manitoba Sign Agreements to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Nine Midwestern states and the Canadian province of Manitoba signed an agreement to promote energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, 11 Midwestern states have adopted a platform that establishes other regional goals to promote energy efficiency, biobased products, renewable sources for electricity, and carbon capture and storage. The actions took place during the Midwestern Governors Association Energy Security and Climate Change Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More

July 24, 2007

Wind-to-Hydrogen Project Dedicated in North Dakota

A North Dakota research project aims to refine the process of creating hydrogen from wind power. More

June 11, 2007

North Dakota Public Service Commission Authorizes Largest Wind Farm in State

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved plans by FPL Energy to build a 159-megawatt wind power plant that will be the largest wind project in the state. Construction is expected to begin this month and be completed by the end of the year. More

February 13, 2007

North Dakota and FPL Energy Announce Plans for 48-Megawatt Wind Farm

FPL Energy and North Dakota Governor John Hoeven have announced plans to build the Oliver II Wind Energy Center, a 48-megawatt wind facility near Center, North Dakota. It will combine with the adjacent 50.6-MW Oliver Wind I Energy Center to generate nearly 100 MW of electricity for Minnesota Power. More

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