Activity in North Dakota's wind power industry has slowed down, thanks to the economic downturn, transmission bottlenecks and uncertainty over the renewable-energy Production Tax Credit, observers said. Applications for new wind projects have dropped since last fall, when the state Public Service Commission received the last filings. Competitive Power Ventures has suspended its 200-megawatt wind project in McIntosh County because of the uncertainty over the PTC's fate, said county Commissioner Ron Meidinger.

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