On Wednesday December 29, North Dakota regulators approved the Tatanka Wind Farm’s plan for dismantling 61 turbines at the end of the facility’s life. In a 2 to 1 vote, the Public Service Commission approved the proposal which would use a crane mounted on a truck to remove the turbines’ fiberglass blades before using a cable to pull the tower down onto the site’s access road. This method would cost $9.5 million as opposed to the $15 million previously approved plan. The Tatanka Wind Farm straddles the border between North and South Dakota in Dickey County.
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