Proposed new wind farm approved by Hughes County Board of Adjustment  (Audio)

July 28, 2022

PIERRE, S.D.–The opposition nearly doubled the supporters, but the Hughes County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit to allow ENGIE North America to construct a 72-turbine Wind Farm in Hughes County.

Leonard Spomer of Pierre spoke out against the permit saying Hughes County needs stronger ordinances on wind projects…

The conditional use permit was amended before final approval to include ENGIE and the county finding a mutually agreed upon third party to consider road conditions during the project.

The Board of Adjustment approved the permit 4-to-1. It now moves on the Hughes County Commission for final consideration.