Wind energy development in Nebraska

Nebraska has excellent wind resources, and since the passage of LB1048 in 2010, there is potential for exporting electricity from wind farms, which means tax benefits, jobs and lease payments to landowners, said John Hay, UNL Extension associate extension educator in biological systems engineering.

However, wind energy does have its issues.

Construction of wind energy can impact roads, landscapes and the natural beauty of an area, Hay said.

Hay is one of the speakers at a Feb. 12 symposium that will provide education and initiate a conversation on the appropriate siting of wind energy farms in Nebraska. The symposium will be at the Quality Inn and Suites