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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 06:07 PM

Sioux Tribes Collaborate on Biggest US Wind Farm (1-2 GW)

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25036

In an unprecedented move, six Sioux tribes are coming together to develop the largest wind farm in the US and one of the world’s largest.

The six South Dakota tribes want to develop an interconnected grid of wind farms totaling a massive 1-2 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, over at least six reservations.

Funding for the project, which will cost between $1.75 billion to $3 billion, would come from the sale of bonds by a new Multi-Tribal Power Authority.

The project was revealed during the Clinton Global Initiative last month. "It gives Native tribes who aren't in populous areas and don't have casino revenue a chance to earn some real money that can then be used to reinvest into the community to diversify the economic base that exists," said President Clinton at the event, according to SF Gate.

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djean111 Jul 2013 #1

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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. Wonder if they will use bladeless turbines; that would be nice.

 

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