Officials dedicate Nebraska wind farm

Source: By the Lincoln Journal Star • Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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.

“The completion of Broken Bow II further positions the state of Nebraska as a renewable energy leader,” Gov. Dave Heineman said at the dedication in Custer County.

Construction began in January, with more than 300 jobs during the peak construction period. Commercial operation started Oct. 1.

NPPD President and CEO Pat Pope said Broken Bow II brings the utility to within 22 megawatts of meeting its voluntary goal to generate 10 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020.