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“The legislative assembly finds that the construction of energy conversion facilities and transmission facilities affects the environment and the welfare of the citizens of this state. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the location, construction, and operation of energy conversion facilities and transmission facilities will produce minimal adverse effects on the environment and upon the welfare of citizens of this state by providing that no energy conversion facility or transmission facility shall be located, constructed, and operated within this state without a certificate of site compatibility or a route permit acquired pursuant to this chapter. The legislative assembly hereby declares it to be the policy of this state to site energy conversion facilities and to route transmission facility in an orderly manner compatible with environmental preservation and the efficient use of resources. In accordance with this policy, sites and routes shall be chosen which minimize adverse human and environmental impact while ensuring continuing system reliability and integrity and ensuring that energy needs are met and fulfilled in an orderly and timely fashion.
N.D. Cent. Code § 49-22-02 (1975).
N.D. Cent. Code § 49-22-03(5) (2009)
Incl. Hub: 252 ft
A Boeing 747 has a wingspan of 210 ft
Pad mount transformer
Photo Source: Langdon Wind Energy Center PSC Application, Figure 8 by Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
Post construction inspection
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-01(1) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-01(2) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-01(3) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-01(4) (2006)
N.D. Cent. Code § 49-22-03(12) (2009)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-02(1) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-02(2) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-02(3) (2006)
N.D. Admin. Code §69-06-08-02(4) (2006)