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Current Legislative Efforts to Promote Wind Energy Development

Minnesota–North Dakota–South Dakota Network Webinar Series

Part 1: Current Legislative Efforts to Promote Wind Energy Development in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

This webinar was recorded on April 21, 2009.

Speakers from each state will present on current legislative efforts and the status of policies that seek to promote wind energy development followed by a question and answer period. The goal of this webinar was to start a constructive dialogue and encourage teamwork between stakeholders in these states.

Speakers:

South Dakota: Steve Wegman, Executive Director, South Dakota Wind Energy Association, www.sdwind.org
North Dakota: Mindi Grieve, Government Relations Specialist, Environmental Law and Policy Center, www.elpc.org

The recorded webinar is available in audio format that can be played in a web browser using a broadband connnection.

Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting Webinar

Minnesota–North Dakota–South Dakota Network Webinar Series

Part 2: Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting

This webinar was recorded on June 26, 2009.

  • What permits are necessary?
  • Who issues permits for wind energy projects?
  • How are wind energy projects sited?
  • What is the process to get a permit?

Speakers:

Minnesota: Deborah Pile, MN Department of Commerce
North Dakota: Jerry Lein, ND Public Service Commission
South Dakota: Tim Binder, SD Public Utilities Commissiom


Wind Energy Forum

2009

Wanamingo, MN - The Southwest Initiative Foundation will host a forum focusing on utility scale wind energy projects:

• Community wind economics
• Business models and finance
• Lands leases and other legal concerns
• Siting and permitting
• Environmental and health considerations
• Wind energy case studies

Presentation by Eric Lantz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with information and key findings of a recent study with NREL and Lawrence Berkeley on the economic impact of community wind.

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Minnesota Transmission Line to Carry Wind Energy

April 17, 2009 - 10:39am -- Anonymous

ST. PAUL, MN, April 16, 2009 — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) has granted the CapX2020 utilities a Certificate of Need to construct three 345-kilovolt electric transmission lines in Minnesota. The three lines will run from Fargo, SD to Monticello, MN; from Hampton, MN  through Rochester, MN to La Crosse, WI; and from Brookings, SD to Hampton, MN.

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