Nebraska to nearly triple wind energy capacity by 2015

Nebraska will soon join an exclusive wind energy club.

By the end of 2015, the state will have the potential to generate more than 1,200 megawatts of electricity from wind farms.

Nebraska currently has 459 megawatts of installed wind power capacity but will add 750 megawatts this year and in 2014, said John Hansen, one of the co-chairs of the sixth annual Nebraska Wind Conference.

When those projects are done, Nebraska will join the ranks of neighboring states —