Developers ditch wind power easements in Lincoln County #SD

By National Wind Watch The company behind a controversial wind farm proposal in Lincoln County has terminated its easements with 122 property owners. Dakota Power Community Wind had initially pitched a project that would have become the state’s largest wind farm, capable of producing up to 1,000 megawatts of power through up to 500 turbines. After three years of controversy and a well-organized, countywide pushback from opponents, commissioners passed a setback ordinance so strict the company dubbed it a ban on wind development. Voters . . .

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