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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 28, 2014

Nebraska’s Broken Bow II Wind Farm Dedication

By: Beatriz Reyna, KNOP  •    •  Posted 2014-10-28 06:41:45

Broken Bow dedicated its second wind farm Monday, where forty three wind turbines now grace the skyline northeast of the Custer County community. “For the year they were in construction there was an average of 300 construction workers here from outside the area. If you think about it in terms of rural Nebraska that’s an entire community,” said Custer Economic Development Corporation Executive Melissa Garcia. Governor Dave Heineman helped dedicate the $110 million wind project called Broken Bow II. [ read more … ]

Officials dedicate Nebraska wind farm

By the Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2014-10-28 06:42:17

Broken Bow II, a 75-megawatt wind farm developed by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Co., in central Nebraska, was dedicated Monday. The farm’s 43 turbines generate enough clean electricity to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes, the company said in a news release. Nebraska Public Power District has bought all of the electricity that will be generated by the wind farm under a 25-year contract. [ read more … ]

Iowa college’s wind energy dream runs into grid reality

by Karen Uhlenhuth, Midwest Energy News  •    •  Posted 2014-10-28 06:42:35

Earlier this month Grinnell College formally abandoned its vision of building a 5.1-megawatt wind farm that would meet about half of the college’s electrical needs. However, Alliant Energy, which serves the college, said it likely would have to curtail much of the project’s energy production because another wind developer had applied for an interconnection agreement first. The combined production, according to Alliant, likely would overload the local distribution circuit. And according to state regulations, the earlier applicant, Optimum Energy, had effectively snagged “first dibs” on providing power to the rather small load served by that particular substation. [ read more … ]

Annual wind and solar energy conference will be in Omaha

By Nancy Gaarder / World-Herald staff writer  •    •  Posted 2014-10-28 06:46:01

Nebraska’s wind and solar industry brings its annual conference to the Omaha metro area for the first time this week. The event will be Wednesday and Thursday at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, and features national and local experts in renewable energy. Among the 56 speakers are top officials with the American Wind Energy Association, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy [ read more … ]

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