In the News

Check out where National Wind and our projects are making headlines around the globe. Our plan is to get the message out about community wind projects so farmers and landowners can understand the "true" values they provide for local economies and the environment.

June 2008

High Country Energy becomes the nation's first wind development to offer intrastate public offerings.  

06/30/2008 - Renewable Energy World

06/28/2008 - St. Cloud Times

06/27/2008 - North American Wind Power

06/17/2008 - The Farmer

06/17/2008 - Renewable Energy World

06/16/2008 - Power Finance and Risk

06/13/2008 - Finance and Commerce

06/13/2008 - North American Wind Power

06/13/2008 - Pioneer Press

Ergodyne, a St. Paul based producer of work gear, endorses National Wind, donating apparel to National Wind's turbine work crews. The workers plan to showcase the donated clothing in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel's Sustainable Planet, which will feature National Wind projects.

06/09/2008 - Industrial Wind Action Group

06/09/2008 - North Country Public Radio

06/05/2008 - Power Online

06/04/2008 - Eco Geek

06/02/2008 - The Alternative Consumer

06/02/2008 - Finance and Commerce

May 2008

Nebraska Public Power Disctrict (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, awarded National Wind Assessments a contract to install 10 meteorological towers throughout the northeastern part of the state. Although Nebraska ranks sixth in the nation in wind power potential, it currently ranks 19th in actual production. The first phase of met tower installation will begin later this month.

05/30/2008 - InvestorIdeas.com

05/22/2008 - North American Wind Power

05/21/2008 - ElectricNet

05/21/2008 - Lincoln Star

05/21/2008 - Electric Energy Online

05/19/2008 - EcoLocalizer

March 2008

On March 14, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) announces that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire 150 MW of the High Country Energy Wind Park. High Country Energy and WPSC expect to wrap up the permitting and transmission process and begin construction on this portion of the wind park in the next two years. Below are links to some of the key publications in which we received press coverage: 

03/14/2008 - KAAL TV

03/17/2008 - North American Wind Power

03/18/2008 - Renewable Energy World

February 2008

National Wind receives press coverage for its community-based wind development model. Below are links to some of the key publications in which we received press coverage:

January 2008 - Prairie Business Magazine

February 2008 - The Furrow Magazine

January 2008

Dakota Wind Energy, LLC announces its formation. Based in Roberts, Marshall, and Day counties, Dakota Wind Energy is South Dakota's first utility-scale community-owned wind development, with a potential to produce over 750 megawatts of wind energy. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in:

01/21/08 - Reporter and Farmer

01/21/08 - North American Wind Power

01/21/08 - Badlands Blue

01/22/08 - Renewable Energy Access.com

01/22/08 - Sisseton Courier

01/23/08 - Britton Journal 

December 2007

National Wind announces its plans to use a significant private-equity investment from Harmony Equity Fund, a South Dakota fund managed by the McGowan Capital Group, to increase community-based wind development in South Dakota. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in:

12/19/07 - North American Wind Power

12/20/07 - Renewable Energy Access.com 

November 2007

High Country, LLC, (300+ megawatt project) the nation's largest community-owned wind project announces that a local landowner, Dana Christie, has joined the project's Advisory Board. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in:  

11/14/07- North American Wind Power

October 2007

National Wind, LLC acquires an experienced wind resource analysis firm, Romuld Wind Consulting, renamed National Wind Assessments. The firm is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota and is one of the leading wind analysis firms in the nation. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in:  

10/19/07 – Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal  

10/12/07 – Renewable Energy Access.com

10/12/07 – Wind Energy Weekly (pg. 7)

10/10/07 – North American Wind Power

10/09/07 – Domestic Fuel  

October 2007

M-Power,LLC (400+ megawatt project) received the necessary wind rights to proceed with North Dakota's largest community-owned wind energy development. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in:  

10/12/07 – Renewable Energy Access.com

September 2007

High Country Energy, LLC ( 300+ megawatt project) announces that it is formed and capitalized, making it the nation's largest community-owned wind project when operational in 2010. Below are links to some of the key publications we received press coverage in: 

10/05/07 – KAAL TV (Austin, MN)

10/02/07 – Horizon Solutions Site

10/01/07 – The Farmer  

09/18/07 – Renewable Energy Access.com

09/18/07 – The Energy Daily

09/11/07 – SNL Energy Newsletter (pg. 10)

09/07/07 – Wind Energy Weekly (pg. 2)

09/06/07 – Domestic Fuel

09/05/07 – North American Wind Power

08/09/07 – KIMT TV (Mason City, IA)

June 2007

National Wind's Pat Pelstring discusses with Twin Cities Business Magazine the importance of the C-BED statute and how cost-effective and competitive these community projects are in comparison to those owned by corporate developers. Click here to read the complete article:  

06/01/07 – Rising Wind




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