South Dakota Sioux Announce Wind Project

South Dakota Sioux Announce Wind Project

Will generate enough energy to power Denver

Leaders from six Sioux groups announced today that they plan to build a massive wind farm on tribal land in South Dakota. Speaking at the annual Clinton Global Initiative  America meeting in Chicago, representatives from the Cheyenne River, Oglala, Crow Creek, Rosebud, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, and Yankton Sioux tribes said that the planned development would generate between one and two gigawatts of power annually and could pour as much as $3 billion into South Dakota's economy.

The tribes plan to raise raise initial funding via a campaign on Rally.org, and will finance the rest of the project through the sale of bonds. "The Sioux Wind Project will demonstrate that community-support and community-funding can help push renewable-energy projects forward," Rally CEO Tom Serres said in a press release.

According to the American Wind Energy Association, nearly 24% of South Dakota's power came from wind in 2012, more than any state except for Iowa.

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