The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in South Dakota will be powered with 100% wind-generated energy in fall 2020 when it begins receiving power from the Corriedale Wind Energy Project.
The wind farm, owned by Black Hills Energy, will be located just outside of Cheyenne, Wyo., and will have the ability to generate 40 MW.
The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is a 250,000-square-foot exhibition space in Rapid City. The use of wind energy is the latest in a series of green initiatives in place at the center, such as the conversion to LED lighting within the complex and in the parking lots.
“We are proud to enter into this partnership with Black Hills Energy,” says Tracy Heitsch, the center’s deputy director. “Expanding our energy efficiencies and environmental stewardship is a continuing process, and this is a significant step in acquiring the electricity we need in a more clean, affordable and responsible manner.”