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NPPD gets 18 Nebraska wind farm proposals

The Nebraska Public Power District has received 18 proposals to build wind farms in central and northeast Nebraska. Nine developers submitted the proposals in time for Wednesday's deadline.

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Nebraska Public Power District has received 18 proposals to build wind farms in central and northeast Nebraska.

Nine developers submitted the proposals in time for Wednesday's deadline.

In November, NPPD asked for proposals on developments producing 80 megawatts of wind power on sites near Broken Bow and Petersburg. NPPD would then buy the electricity generated.

NPPD's board will be asked to approve one or more power purchase agreements later this year.

NPPD has such agreements in place for an 80-megawatt wind farm near Bloomfield and a 42-megawatt wind farm near Crofton.

The new wind farm or farms could serve more than 24,000 homes, based on generation from a 60-megawatt operation near Ainsworth. That operation can power about 19,000 homes.

On the Net:

Nebraska Public Power District: http://www.nppd.com/

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Nebraska Public Power District has received 18 proposals to build wind farms in central and northeast Nebraska.

Nine developers submitted the proposals in time for Wednesday's deadline.

In November, NPPD asked for proposals on developments producing 80 megawatts of wind power on sites near Broken Bow and Petersburg. NPPD would then buy the electricity generated.

NPPD's board will be asked to approve one or more power purchase agreements later this year.

NPPD has such agreements in place for an 80-megawatt wind farm near Bloomfield and a 42-megawatt wind farm near Crofton.

The new wind farm or farms could serve more than 24,000 homes, based on generation from a 60-megawatt operation near Ainsworth. That operation can power about 19,000 homes.

On the Net:

Nebraska Public Power District: http://www.nppd.com/


Source: http://www.fremonttribune.c...

APR 16 2009
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