Clean energy advocates say the Midwest needs to change how it plans — and pays for — transmission projects.
The approved and docketed projects would raise the total number of wind farms to 25 and nearly triple the number of wind towers in the state.
A dip in wind output during last month’s deep freeze is now fueling debate about the nation’s embrace of renewable energy.
The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.
Finished in late September after more than a decade of planning and construction, the 800-mile-long CapX2020 transmission project has prompted more than 3,600 megawatts of clean energy project proposals, according to Xcel Energy.