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Wind farm would stretch across Burke to Divide line

Posted 3/14/17 (Tue)

Wind farm would stretch across Burke to Divide line

By Brad Nygaard

North America’s largest wind energy generator wants to expand its holdings in North Dakota.

Next Era Energy Resources held an open house in Bowbells Thursday to introduce Burke County residents to a proposed wind farm project.

If the project is built, 89 wind generators will dot the landscape in an area running from southwest of Bowbells along the Coteau hills to the Divide County line. Dan Labate, wind energy analyst for the Florida-based company, said they have been doing measurements in the area since last June.

“You have very impressive winds,” he said.

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