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South Dakota Public Utility Commission Grants Unanimous Approval for Sweetland Wind Farm

Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado based renewable energy developer-owner-operator, has announced the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission granted approval for a construction permit for the 200 MW Sweetland Wind Farm in Miller, South Dakota.

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"We are excited to have received the PUC's unanimous approval for the state construction permits for the Sweetland wind farm," said Michael Rucker, CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy. "The approval means Scout now can take the power to market and begin planning for construction as early as 2020."

The Sweetland Wind Farm project will include up to 71 GE 2.82 MW series wind turbines. The project will result in 200 temporary construction jobs and 10 permanent full-time positions once the facility begins operation. The community economic benefits are estimated to generate $35 million dollars in tax revenue over the life of the project, generating a little over one million dollars a year in new tax revenues.

Prior to receiving PUC Commission approval, the project worked extensively with PUC Staff, the local community and stakeholders to ensure all concerns were addressed. 

"We are very fortunate to have a 200 MW project fully permitted in South Dakota. The project's top tier wind resource and strategic location in the Southwest Power Pool make it attractive for potential investors looking to expand their renewable energy footprint in the region," explained Rucker. "We have already had significant interest in the project and are working toward completing a power purchase agreement."

Scout Clean Energy
Windfair Staff
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