NPPD News Release, Scottsbluff Star Herald
“The Scottsbluff project, and NPPD’s other Sunwise Community Solar projects, are operating well and performing as expected. The Scottsbluff project was sold out within days of our launch of the project and the community has been extremely supportive,” explained NPPD Retail General Manager Tim Arlt. “In fact, Scottsbluff has embarked on a second community solar project with the developer, SolSystems, for a significantly larger 4.6-megawatt operation.”
In the initial signup for the community solar program in Scottsbluff, customers who purchased shares (150 kilowatt hours per share) paid a higher premium. Arlt pointed out that with the second community solar project all subscribers will see a bill credit for the community solar shares. The solar share prices will be blended together resulting in a production cost savings to all solar program participants . . . Arlt pointed out that NPPD is in various stages of progress for community solar projects in Norfolk, Chadron, O’Neill, Ainsworth, Pawnee City and Loup City.
Read the entire news release here.
NPPD Photo: Scottsbluff’s first community solar project developed by Mesner Solar and GenPro Energy Solutions, both based in Central City, and NPPD.
Update: Related News Story Published February 9, 2019
NPPD’s second solar project set for bright future, by Irene North, Scottsbluff Star Herald
The new project will be significantly larger at 4.6 megawatts. The city of Scottsbluff is also a retail community for NPPD. The city owns the infrastructure and has NPPD run it. With a new
professional agreement, the city can generate 10 percent of overall load as renewable.
Construction is expected to begin at the end of spring with an operational date during the fourth quarter of 2019.
NPPD’s SunWise Program
Request Community Solar In Your Community
If you are an NPPD customer who lives in another town or city and would like to request community solar in your community, click here to submit the SunWise Community Solar Interest Form.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Impact study points to approval of R-Project, by Tod Von Kampen, The North Platte Telegraph
Copies of the final environmental impact statement, Fish and Wildlife’s proposed decision and other supporting documents may be found online at fws.gov/mountain-prairie/es/nebraska/r-project.php. Hard copies also will be available at west central Nebraska public libraries in North Platte, Stapleton, Mullen, Valentine and Thedford.
For more information on the R-Project, go to www.rproject.nppd.com.
Previously Posted NPPD News Release
Contract awarded for R-Project transmission line construction by NPPD