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Letter to the Editor: Wind powers opportunity


August 19, 2019

This American Wind Week (Aug. 12-18) we celebrated the ways wind powers opportunity in all 50 states, including North Dakota, by creating jobs, investing billions of dollars in rural communities and providing support for schools, public safety and quality of life investments.

North Dakota is a national leader in wind energy, generating about 26% of its electricity from wind, the fourth highest in the USA. It now has over 3,000 MW of wind power and ranks 10th in the nation for installed capacity. Today, there are nearly 4,000 jobs related to wind in North Dakota as the result of $6.1 billio...

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