Tatanka Wind Farm
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Tatanka wind farm, in service since 2008, was ACCIONA’s first large-scale project in the United States. It stands in a particularly problematic territory bridging the States of North and South Dakota, due to the harsh winters and isolated location. It was the first wind farm with ACCIONA Windpower technology in the country.
- Location: Dickey County, ND y McPherson County, SD. USA.
- Capacity: 180 MW.
- Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW77/1500.
- Tower: Steel, Hub height 80m.
- Start-up: 2008.
- Owner: ACCIONA.
- Biggest ACCIONA wind farm in the USA.
- First wind farm with ACCIONA Windpower turbines in the country.
- Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 60,000 homes.
- 550.000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year.
- Construction and operation under harsh weather conditions in winter.
megawatts (MW) of power
tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year
jobs created during construction
million tree equivalent