Crowned Ridge Wind II Map

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300 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Codington, Grant, and Deuel Counties, South Dakota

Since 2003, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel the state’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence. To date, we have invested more than $330 million in South Dakota, including three operational wind energy centers.

The Crowned Ridge Wind II Project features:

  • Up to 132 GE wind turbines capable of generating approximately 300 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • Construction of the project is planned to commence in mid-May 2020.



Bringing Economic Opportunities


Wind farms are compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of farm viability in South Dakota and many areas across the country. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

Crowned Ridge Wind II will create local employment opportunities, including up to 250 construction and 7-12 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate.

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Landowners Payments

The project provides approximately $40 million in payments to Codington, Grant, and Deuel County landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather.

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides $32 million in additional revenue for Codington, Grant, and Deuel Counties, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services.

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Local Spending

Wind farms provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies.

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.