SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A group of landowners in Lincoln County says it's planning to build a wind farm to power 300,000 homes.
But the Dakota Power Community Wind project faces numerous challenges.
It's dependent on the Rock Island Clean Line electrical transmission line, which has a tentative completion date of 2018. And construction cannot begin until environmental, compliance and wind speed studies are completed. Other challenges include securing land rights and financing.
The group has been working with Aberdeen-based wind farm developer Dakota Plains Energy to lay the groundwork for the potential project.
Beresford Mayor and Dakota Board Vice Chairman Jim Fedderson says he can't underestimate the importance of investing in the community's future.