Bowman WIND PROJECT PROFILE
Apex Clean Energy is investigating the potential for Bowman Wind, and we will be actively meeting with landowners, community leaders, and the public to share information about the project over the next several months. We are excited to be a part of your community.
Many of the details about the proposed Bowman Wind project are yet to be determined. For example, it's far too early to determine which wind turbine model we will use and exactly how many there will be within the project. However, as we continue to develop this project, more of these details will be determined, and we will share project updates with you here on this site.
- Project size: 200 MW
- Enough energy to power up to 99,500 U.S. homes
- Up to 75 modern, slow-spinning wind turbines (may be up to 550 feet from base to tip, spinning at an average rate of about 15 RPM)
- Power will be delivered into the North Dakota electrical grid
- Hundreds of jobs and significant local spending during construction
- 10-12 full-time jobs created for operations and maintenance
- Taxpayers protected against decommissioning costs
- 30 years of annual revenue for county, local landowners, and local schools, totaling millions of dollars
WHY BOWMAN COUNTY?
Bowman Wind will represent a significant private investment in Bowman County, boosting the local economy in the near term with construction jobs and local purchasing of materials and services. In the long term, the project promises to bring sustained tax revenue to the county for the local government and schools, as well as 30 years of local purchasing, employment, and investment.
The project site was selected by Apex Clean Energy after a thorough examination of many candidate sites in North Dakota for the following reasons:
- Verified wind resource
- Existing high-voltage power lines
- Expansive private land
- Proximity to state highways
The project is expected to inject millions of dollars into Bowman County’s economy to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers.
WIND ENERGY FOR RURAL AMERICA
The cost of wind energy has dropped more than 50% over the past five years, providing a cost-competitive source for clean electricity across the nation. Wind powers the equivalent of 25 million American homes each year.* Wind energy comes with many benefits, including reduced pollution, increased domestic employment, consumer cost savings, water conservation, nationwide availability, and increased community revenues.** Wind turbines compliment working farms, because they allow for existing agricultural operations to continue around them. They also help farmers by diversifying the rural economy and providing a consistent, drought-resistant new harvest.
The anticipated date of commercial operation is 2021.
*AWEA, Wind Energy Facts at a Glance, 2019
**Department of Energy, Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States, 2015