PrairieWinds SD 1 is a 162MW onshore wind power project. It is located in South Dakota, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 162 162 Active South Dakota, the US PrairieWinds SD 1


The project was developed by PrairieWinds SD 1. East River Electric Power Cooperative, Mitchell Technical Institute and PrairieWinds SD 1 are currently owning the project.

The project cost is $363m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2010.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Basin Electric Power Coop under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 10.5MW.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 108 units of 1.5-77 turbines, each with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.


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