Commitment to Action

Joint Wind Power Development Project on Tribal Lands

Commitment by

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe

In 2013, six Sioux Tribes in South Dakota committed to the formation of the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority, a Multi-Tribal Power Authority, with the purpose of designating Tribally-owned land for a wind farm and transmission facilities. The Sioux Tribes, through the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority, committed to the creation of the Power Authority and the pre-development phase of a longer-term project to finance, develop and operate a 1,000 MW+ utility-scale wind power and transmission system across the South Dakota Sioux Reservations. The creation of the Power Authority will uniquely allow the Sioux Tribes to own the wind and transmission assets and distribute the surplus revenue to its member Tribes.

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Commitment

Joint Wind Power Development Project on Tribal Lands

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$12,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Bush Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Herron Consulting LLC, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Arent Fox LLP