"It's an excellent opportunity to invest in South Dakota, and to get into the future of energy production on the ground level," says Doug Smobke, president, South Dakota Farmers Union, of a community wind project that's getting off the ground in the state.
The South Dakota Wind Partners LLP continues to hold investors meetings this week in an attempt to raise $16 million. The organization includes South Dakota Farmers Union, South Dakota Farm Bureau, East River Electric Power Cooperative and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council
The minimum investment is $15,000. The meeting schedule this week is:Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Watertown Event Center (1901 9th Ave SW)
Aug. 9, 7 p.m. Aberdeen Ramada Inn (2727 6th Ave)
Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Madison Playhouse (820 N Washington)
Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Brookings Day's Inn (2500 E 6th St)
Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Lennox High School Cafetorium
Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Sioux Falls Ramkota (3200 W. Maple)
Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Rapid City Holiday Inn (508 N 5th St)
The 7-turbine project is going to be located near Mitchell, S.D.
For more information, see http://site.sdwindpartners.com.
Source: SD Farmers Union