Ag Department, PSC Develop New Program


The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), in cooperation with the Public Service Commission, has developed a wind energy restoration and reclamation oversight program. The program will connect landowners and tenants experiencing wind energy reclamation and restoration issues with an ombudsman. Under the new law, a landowner or tenant who is dissatisfied by the response of a wind energy company in dealing with reclamation of their property can contact NDDA for assistance. An ombudsman will then conduct an on-site examination with the landowner or tenant to assess the situation and file a written report, then working with all parties to come to a solution.