According to this Prairie Business Magazine article, Basin Electric Power Cooperative has two wind projects near Minot, North Dakota that “are expanding the traditional boundaries of wind farms.” This is a good spot to read about how North Dakota is leading out in wind energy production and also in an interesting wind-to-hydrogen project.
From the article:
“Our membership made it clear they wanted Basin Electric to be a leader in the development of renewable energy by setting one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the country,” said Ron Harper, Basin Electric’s CEO and general manager. “We are well on our way to fulfilling that promise.”
Last week I heard someone mention another possible project–storing high-pressure wind in caverns to use when the wind isn’t blowing. I don’t know who is in charge of that or how it would work but it piqued my interest.
Wind power has a lot of potential.