Wind energy is now South Dakota’s No. 1 producer of electricity, but not every day
November 28, 2022
Wind has surpassed hydroelectric power as the largest generator of electricity in South Dakota.
South Dakota now produces twice as much electricity as it uses. It exports the rest to nearby states, according to the Public Utilities Commission. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen said newer wind projects were motivated by more transmission lines, available tax credits that developers feared were coming to an end, and technological advancements that make turbines a more feasible investment.