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Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

With the raising of a 400-megawatt wind farm in the state, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2pJAinF ) reports Nebraska’s turbines provide over 1,300 megawatts of capacity with more on the way, looking to take advantage of the state’s largely untapped wind … Continue reading Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

Construction on the second phase of Creston Ridge Wind Farm in northeast Nebraska has begun. The Norfolk Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2mpz50Z ) that work started in mid-February and turbine delivery is tentatively scheduled for end of May. The expansion will consist of three windmills. The farm is expected to begin operating in July. The first … Continue reading Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

BHE Renewables, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has placed a firm and unconditional order for 140 MW of V110-2.0 MW wind turbine components that enable future project pipeline. The wind turbines add to Vestas’ growing portfolio with BHE Renewables and will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories.   “This order grows our portfolio with … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

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City of Grand Island announces first renewable energy purchase, signs agreement with Invenergy for Nebraska wind power

The City of Grand Island has signed a long-term agreement to purchase approximately 36 megawatts (MW) of power from Invenergy’s Prairie Breeze III Wind Energy Center (Prairie Breeze III), which is to be built in Antelope County, Nebraska this year.  This is the City’s first direct renewable energy purchase. The announcement comes after a city … Continue reading City of Grand Island announces first renewable energy purchase, signs agreement with Invenergy for Nebraska wind power

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Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) – a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming – with renewable energy from the planned Twin Buttes II Wind Project.   Tri-State will purchase the … Continue reading Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

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Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of a portfolio of its wind farm and solar energy projects to BHE Renewables, LLC (“BHE Renewables”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Included in the portfolio acquired by BHE Renewables are: the Grande Prairie Wind Farm (“Grande Prairie”) in Holt County, Nebraska; the Walnut … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

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Wind energy in Nebraska: Vestas wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

Is Vestas’ largest single-phase project ever in the United States. Vestas has received a firmorder in the United States for 200 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Grande Prairie wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska.  In megawatt terms, the project will be Vestas’ largest single-phase project ever in the United States.     Vestas sold its … Continue reading Wind energy in Nebraska: Vestas wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

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Nebraska wind energy tax credit bill wins initial approval

An expanded tax credit for wind-energy farms won initial approval from Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday despite arguments that the state shouldn’t invest in the industry. Senators voted 25-3 to advance the bill through the first of three rounds of debate.   Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, of Omaha, said his proposal would help Nebraska compete with other Midwestern … Continue reading Nebraska wind energy tax credit bill wins initial approval

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Nebraska Transmission Infrastructure Ready to Accommodate At Least 2,000 MW of Additional Wind Energy

Economists at The Brattle Group authored a study that identifies the factors that impact the desirability of developing 5,000 to 10,000 MW of renewable generation in Nebraska for export purposes. Prepared for the Nebraska Power Review Board (PRB) and submitted to the Nebraska Legislature for consideration today, the study also presents options available to policy … Continue reading Nebraska Transmission Infrastructure Ready to Accommodate At Least 2,000 MW of Additional Wind Energy

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Nebraska has capacity to export wind power

Nebraska has the capacity to build and export more wind energy generated by wind turbines than it does now, according to a study that will be released by the Nebraska Power Review Board.   The Nebraska Renewable Energy Export Study, mandated by the passage of LB1115 this past legislative session, said there is significant growth … Continue reading Nebraska has capacity to export wind power

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Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Consolidated Edison Development Partner On Nebraska Wind Power Project

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) today announced an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb. Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility. … Continue reading Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Consolidated Edison Development Partner On Nebraska Wind Power Project

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Sempra and Con Edison Buy Nebraska Wind Farm

Sempra Energy and Consolidated Edison Inc. agreed to buy a 75-megawatt wind farm in Nebraska. Sempra’s U.S. Gas & Power unit and Consolidated Edison Development each will own half of the Broken Bow II wind farm in Custer County, according to a statement today. Sempra will operate and maintain the plant, which last month began … Continue reading Sempra and Con Edison Buy Nebraska Wind Farm

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Wind farm dedicated in Nebraska with 43 wind turbines

Central Nebraska officials have dedicated a new wind farm project near Broken Bow. The North Platte Telegraph reports that the Broken Bow II wind has 43 wind turbines, doubling the number in an area northeast of the city. Construction began in January. The wind farm was placed into commercial operation on Oct. 1. Power from … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in Nebraska with 43 wind turbines

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Invenergy’s Prairie Breeze wind farm goes online in Nebraska

Invenergy has started commercial operation of its 200.6 MW Prairie Breeze wind farm in Nebraska. The project is sited on private land in Antelope, Boone, and Madison counties and consists of 118 GE 1.7 MW wind turbines. “Prairie Breeze is Invenergy’s first wind farm in Nebraska, a state which offers one of the nation’s best … Continue reading Invenergy’s Prairie Breeze wind farm goes online in Nebraska

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Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center

The project is sited on private land in Antelope, Boone, and Madison Counties, approximately 100 miles northwest of the city of Lincoln. Prairie Breeze consists of 118 GE 1.7 MW wind turbines, with output purchased by the Omaha Public Power District (“OPPD”) under long-term agreement. “Prairie Breeze is Invenergy’s first wind farm in Nebraska, a … Continue reading Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center

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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 … Continue reading Wind energy development in Nebraska

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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 … Continue reading Nebraska to nearly triple wind energy capacity by 2015

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will speak at state wind energy conference in Kearney next month

This year’s wind energy conference next month will focus on the potential for building more wind farms in Nebraska. The sixth-annual wind power conference will be held in Lincoln on Nov. 13-15. The event will feature presentations from Gov. Dave Heineman, several state senators and top executives from the state’s biggest utilities. Organizer Dan McGuire … Continue reading Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will speak at state wind energy conference in Kearney next month

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Omaha Public Power District to buy 400 MW from wind farm

The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) board has approved a long-term power purchase agreement to buy up to 400 MW of wind-generated electricity from the Grande Prairie Wind Farm. Under the 20-year-agreement, OPPD will purchase all of the renewable energy generated at the Grande Prairie Wind Farm, which will be built by Geronimo Energy of … Continue reading Omaha Public Power District to buy 400 MW from wind farm

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Campaign pushing wind energy in Nebraska

Clean Energy Nebraska — a working group of Nebraska farm, wildlife, environmental, faith and civic groups — has announced the launch of a statewide advertising campaign promoting wind energy development in the state. The campaign, “Let’s Not Blow It,” specifically targets the Nebraska Public Power District board of directors, which has been considering whether to … Continue reading Campaign pushing wind energy in Nebraska

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