GE, Acciona Open Massive Wind Energy Project in Dakotas

John Davis

General Electric has teamed up with Spanish energy company Acciona to build a wind farm in the Dakotas that will power 60,000 homes.

This Reuters story says the $381 million wind farm will crank out 180-megawatts of electricity:

GE Energy Financial Services is investing $141 million in the Tatanka Wind Farm, which spans 14,000 acres along the border of North Dakota and South Dakota. Wachovia Investment Holdings LLC also provided financing for the project, which went online last month.

The farm is owned and operated by Acciona Energy North America. It is the first U.S. wind farm built entirely by Acciona, the companies said.

Acciano officials say the project will provide power throughout the Midwest.