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
- Procurement of wind turbines from Tier 1 manufacturers that adhere to the highest quality
- Local procurement of materials and local hiring, when possible
- Regular deployment of Operation & Maintenance staff to ensure site safety and peak
- 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