Extra good news at yesterday’s press conference celebrating the start of construction at Basin Electric’s Crow Lake Wind Project in south-central South Dakota!
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota announced (see video below) a $1.167 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Association to Mitchell Technical Institute for the purchase of a wind turbine in Basin Electric’s Crow Lake Wind Project.
The Crow Lake Wind Project will consist of 108 turbines located throughout Aurora, Brule and Jerauld Counties just east of Chamberlain in the south-central part of the state.
A subsidiary of Basin Electric, PrairieWinds SD 1 Inc., will own and operate 101 turbines; however, turbine “101” will be used by Mitchell Technical Institute.
The school, located in Mitchell, SD, will use the turbine to train students in their wind turbine technology program.