Governor Kristi Noem has approved legislation to expand South Dakota renewable energy production. HB1031, which Noem signed today, will streamline wind and solar development on state-owned lands. The bill will go into effect July 1, 2019.
“Our economy and security are reliant on an energy supply that is accessible, abundant, and affordable,” said Noem. “This bill takes a step toward expanding the potential of South Dakota wind and solar energy. I’m proud to sign it into law today.”