LB 1048 preserves the benefits Nebraskans receive as a result of the state’s unique public power system by allowing the Nebraska Power Review Board to approve wind energy operations designed to export energy.
The bill was introduced by the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Sen. Chris Langemeier of Schuyler.
Sen. Langemeier said, “The passage of LB 1048 provides us with significant economic development opportunities and a tool to create jobs in the coming years. This legislation is also a responsible change in the state’s renewable energy policy, as it protects our public power system while creating a process that will take Nebraska to the next level as a desirable place to create or expand one’s business.”
According to the American Wind Energy Association states that Nebraska is 4th for potential wind energy development and 24th for actual production.