Rushmore Plaza Civic Center going all-renewable

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center announced on Tuesday that it’s going green with wind energy.

The facility is partnering with Black Hills Energy and will be 100% powered by electricity from BHE’s Corriedale Wind Energy Project near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

“Expanding our energy efficiencies and environmental stewardship is a continuing process,” said Tracy Heitsch, the Civic Center’s Deputy Director, in a news release. “[A]nd this is a significant step in acquiring the electricity we need in a more clean, affordable, and responsible manner.”

The Civic Center says adding wind energy is just its latest green intiative. Others have included coverting to LED lighting, both inside the facility and in the parking lots, using the center’s energy plant to provide heating and cooling to the expansion area.

In 2018, Rapid City voters approved construction of a new arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. That project is expected to be completed in 2021.

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