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Basin Electric to buy power from SD wind farm; deal is for 25 years

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Bismarck-based Basic Electric Power Cooperative has reached a 25-year deal to buy power from a new South Dakota wind project being developed by a Houston-based company.

The 200 megawatts of power Basin will purchase will help meet the monthly electricity needs of about 73,000 households, reducing climate-warming carbon emissions by up to 620,000 tons per year, officials said Thursday.

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