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South Dakota Wind Project Completed

November 2001 - Marking the completion of the first commercial wind power project in South Dakota, East River Electric Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative dedicated two, 1.3-MW wind turbines that will supply their Prairie Winds green pricing program. Rural electric customers supplied by the two utilities can purchase 100-kWh blocks of wind power for an extra $3.00 per month. To date, nearly 4,000 consumers have signed up to participate in the program.

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East River Contact: Jim Edwards (605) 256-8002

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