By Al Joens, KTIV, Siouxland’s News Channel
Siouxland is naturally-suited for wind farms, and Iowa is one of the biggest players in the industry. 42-hundred-plus turbines; 3rd in the nation in wind power capacity installed, number 1 in percentage of electricity generated by wind. Almost 40 percent of Iowa’s electricity comes from wind turbines.
Nebraska’s numbers are about one-fourth those of Iowa, but the Husker State is on track to double its installed wind capacity. In 2018, no other state added new wind capacity at a faster rate than Nebraska. That’s due in large part to the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project in Dixon County. Read more here.
Enel Green Power North America’s Photo of the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm located in Dixon County, Nebraska.
Also in the News
- Siemens Gamesa to supply EDF Renewables wind project in Nebraska, Electric Light & Power
- EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Innovative Projects, Renewable Energy Magazine. FarmAfield Labs of Lincoln, Nebraska, will research integration of solar photovoltaic systems with livestock production.