The Intertribal Council On Utility Policy (COUP) and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were presented with a World Clean Energy Award at an awards ceremony in Basel, Switzerland, June 15, 2007, for their wind power development plan.
The project plan, which began with the single 750 kW wind turbine, includes the coordinated assessment and ultimate build out 80 to 240 MWs of tribally-owned wind power on reservations in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Ultimately, some two dozen Great Plains Tribes could host 3,000 MW of Indian-owned wind power through out the Missouri River basin by 2015, according to the plan. More information about the wind plan is available from the Intertribal COUP.
This information was last updated on 6/15/2007