On a national level, CCWF can help America’s quest for energy independence, and become part of a comprehensive plan to wean our nation from fossil fuels to green alternatives.
Project information and key milestones:
- Located within the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) electrical grid footprint.
- Over 20,000 acres secured and first South Dakota Landowner Association created to enable ease of administration and facilitate quick decision-making post construction.
- Five years of bankable measured wind data from three 60m NRG met masts, completed by WindLogics of St. Paul, MN.
- Strong wind net capacity factor, uniform between day and night; and unlike many US wind regimes, quite steady and strong even during summer months.
- Project has executed a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement WAPA which will tie into a 230kV transmission line owned by WAPA.
- Revised Environmental Assessment consistent with the National Environmental Protection Act completed by WAPA. The project was issued a finding of No Significant Impact in 2015.
- CCWF executed a Power Purchase Agreement for 98 megawatts in December 2013.
- Construction began in December 2014, with the project fully operational in 2015
Campbell County Wind Farm’s first phase of 98 megawatts will power nearly 30,000 American homes.