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OPPD gets 12 proposals to provide wind energy

Seems like there's plenty of interest in helping the Omaha Public Power District more fully embrace wind power. The uility on Friday received 12 proposals to provide it up to 80 megawatts of wind energy.

Seems like there's plenty of interest in helping the Omaha Public Power District more fully embrace wind power.

The uility on Friday received 12 proposals to provide it up to 80 megawatts of wind energy.

OPPD has an experimental wind turbine at Valley, Neb., and purchases 10 megawatts of wind from the Nebraska Public Power District's wind farm near Ainsworth.

The utility is pleased with the number of proposals received, said Marc Nichols, who manages OPPD's sustainable energy and environmental stewardship division. "Now we must perform the due diligence to make certain we have the best proposal for our customer owners," he said today.

Nichols said its possible that OPPD could formalize its wind power agreements by April. The utility would like to add the wind power to its grid no later than 2010.

Seems like there's plenty of interest in helping the Omaha Public Power District more fully embrace wind power.

The uility on Friday received 12 proposals to provide it up to 80 megawatts of wind energy.

OPPD has an experimental wind turbine at Valley, Neb., and purchases 10 megawatts of wind from the Nebraska Public Power District's wind farm near Ainsworth.

The utility is pleased with the number of proposals received, said Marc Nichols, who manages OPPD's sustainable energy and environmental stewardship division. "Now we must perform the due diligence to make certain we have the best proposal for our customer owners," he said today.

Nichols said its possible that OPPD could formalize its wind power agreements by April. The utility would like to add the wind power to its grid no later than 2010.


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OCT 13 2008
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