Badger Wind Farm


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Located in Logan and McIntosh Counties North Dakota, the 250 MW Badger Wind Farm will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 110,000 homes annually. It will help meet the energy needs of North Dakota by providing reliable and flexible wind-powered electricity. Ørsted, a leading developer of wind and solar projects across the United States will construct, own and operate the Badger Wind Farm for its estimated 30 year operating life.

The facility will inject tens of millions in new revenue to the local community over the project life through landowner payments and county property taxes. This increased tax base will enhance County and School services without raising taxes. With the 200 to 300 construction jobs it will generate during construction as well as permanent positions for its operations and maintenance, Badger Wind Farm will support the local workforce and stimulate economic development in the area.

You can show your support for wind energy in Logan and McIntosh Counties by simply adding your name to our community letter.

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Badger Wind Farm
Logan and McIntosh Counties, ND
250 MW
Wind turbines from Tier 1 suppliers
Owner & Developer:
Ørsted Onshore North America
Total annual energy:
Enough to power 110,000 homes
 Construction jobs:

Renewable energy will provide electricity for daily needs and benefit our community by the revenue it generates. I’m a local farmer and rancher, and I’m excited that this will contribute greatly to the next generation.

– Blair Bechtle, Badger Wind Landowner

Benefits of partnering with Ørsted

Landowner & Community Benefits

Participating landowners will receive long-term, consistent income from Badger Wind Farm. These payments are expected to average $2 million annually, providing an important source of income diversification for landowners. Only 1-2% of the property leased from the farmers is required to host wind turbines, allowing agricultural operations to continue on the large majority of their land.

Beyond the landowners, the project will greatly benefit the communities of McIntosh and Logan Counties at large. Total property tax payments will exceed $15 million over the life of the project. These payments will stimulate the local economy and provide long-term financial support for Counties services like schools, fire departments and public health facilities.

Stewards of the land

Ørsted is dedicated to good land stewardship by developing, constructing, and operating a safe and reliable wind energy farm. During construction and throughout project operations, Ørsted prioritizes best in class site management, safety, and security.

Wind power has some of the lowest environmental impacts compared to other energy sources as it emits no air pollution and does not contaminate water. As part of our environmental commitment, protecting wildlife habitat and native species are top priorities at Ørsted. We will perform all the necessary environmental studies to ensure Badger Wind Farm will have no major impact to the local ecosystems and sensitive habitats of North Dakota. These studies will inform the layout and design of the project as to minimize and mitigate any potential environmental impact. Ørsted works collaboratively with federal agencies such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as with state and local offices like North Dakota Game and Fish Department to determine the best siting for wind turbines.

The Highest Standards for Health, Safety, and Maintenance

Ørsted’s experience operating renewable energy facilities throughout the United States ensures that policies and procedures are in place to deliver a safe and effective project. Ørsted is committed to the highest quality standards of project construction, maintenance, and operation. This starts with the first steps of development and lasts until the project is decommissioned.


  • Procurement of wind turbines from Tier 1 manufacturers that adhere to the highest quality standards
  • Local procurement of materials and local hiring, when possible
  • Regular deployment of Operation & Maintenance staff to ensure site safety and peak performance
  • 24/7 system monitoring to track performance and proactively detect any issues

Ørsted is dedicated to operating a wind energy project that creates long-term value for the land and long-term benefits for the community. Operations & maintenance teams are deployed regularly to guarantee site safety and peak performance. The company is committed to a safe and efficient construction process and conducts thorough analyses to ensure the impacts on the community, wildlife, and land are minimal for our neighbors in Logan and McIntosh Counties.


- Why Wind

A utility-scale wind energy project provides significant local economic benefits while requiring few local resources. Wind projects built in 2019 represent over $14 billion in private investment across the United States. The industry pays over $1.6 billion annually to state and local governments, school districts, and private landowners. Wind turbines can be built on existing farms or ranches to benefit the economies of rural areas, where many of the best wind production sites are found. Farmers and ranchers can keep working their land around wind turbines because they only use a fraction of the total land area. Rental payments from wind farm owners and operators, like Ørsted, provide landowners with stable income that makes them more resilient to volatile commodity prices. In addition, the industry is a job creator: in 2019, the U.S. wind industry supported 120,000 jobs across all 50 states.

North Dakota in particular is a national leader in wind energy. The state currently ranks 9th in the nation in total installed capacity and in 2019, wind energy produced nearly 27% of the electricity generated in the state. Logan and McIntosh Counties possess many of the same features that make North Dakota great for wind farms: a strong wind resource, large agricultural and rangeland tracts, and nearby transmission capacity.


About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Moreover, Ørsted provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and Ørsted aims to deliver a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects it commissions from 2030 at the latest. Ørsted is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs over 8,000 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2021, the group's revenue was DKK 77.7 billion (EUR 10.4 billion).

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Sign a Letter of Support

The leaders of Logan and McIntosh Counties will be responsible for making decisions about the future of energy in this area. You can register your support for renewable energy, and the long-term economic benefits it brings to your community, by signing a letter of support for the project.

I am a Logan or McIntosh County Resident and I support the Badger Wind Farm.