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Published June 15, 2010, 01:24 PM

Wind Farm Project Approved

A South Dakota regulatory panel has approved a wind farm of up to 110 turbines in southeast South Dakota.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota regulatory panel has approved a wind farm of up to 110 turbines in southeast South Dakota.

The PrairieWinds project would be built by Bismarck, N.D.-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative on 37,000 acres between White Lake and Wessington Springs.

The three-member Public Utilities Commission approved the project unanimously. It includes building a 13-mile transmission line to feed the electricity to a substation.

Basin Electric says some federal permits are needed before construction can begin.

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