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Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operations of Upstream Wind Energy Center

Invenergy News Release

CHICAGO (Jan.17, 2019) – Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-megawatt Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County,
Nebraska. Located just north of the City of Neligh, Upstream was developed and constructed by Invenergy and will generate enough electricity to power 68,000 American homes. The project supported 275 workers during peak construction and will create 11 permanent full-time operations and maintenance jobs for the long-term operation of the project. Upstream will contribute approximately $2 million annually to the local economy through tax payments, lease payments to participating landowners, and wages and benefits for employees. Read more here.

Photo Credit: Invenergy

Other Invenergy Projects in Operation in Nebraska

  • 35.8 MW Prairie Breeze III Wind Energy Center in Antelope County southeast of Elgin. 20 turbines. Commercial Operation Date: 2015
  • 73.4 MW Prairie Breeze II Wind Energy Center in northeastern Nebraska in Antelope and Boone Counties. 41 turbines. Commercial Operation Date: 2015
  • 200 MW Prairie Breeze I in Antelope, Boone and Madison Counties. 118 turbines. Commercial Operation Date: 2014
    Source: Wind Energy Generation in Nebraska, Nebraska Energy Office

Previously Posted: County gives approval to test towers to collect wind speeds, Norfolk Daily News

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EDF Renewables acquires Nebraska wind energy project, News Release
EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100-percent of the interests in the 300-megawatt (MW) Milligan 1 Wind Project located in Nebraska.  The Project is currently in development with anticipated operation to commence in late 2020.

The Project, sited in Saline County in southern Nebraska, will sell its generated energy and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) into the Southwest Power Pool. Milligan 1 Wind marks the first project for EDF Renewables in Nebraska . . . The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 115,000 average homes.

Hitesman to retire June 3, Hastings Tribune

William “Bill” Hitesman was named president of CCC-Hastings in 2002. He also serves as vice president over the skilled and technical sciences and business and entrepreneurship/incubator divisions. In recent years, he directed the groundbreaking for the Hamilton Building expansion and installation of an on-campus 1.7-megawatt wind turbine. He was also instrumental in helping bring such programs to campus as heavy equipment operator technician, truck driving, diesel technology and the forthcoming wind energy program. 

Wind farm breaks ground

By Mark Gaschler, Seward County Independent

For nearly a decade, landowners in western Saline County have tried to bring energy developers into the county to build a wind farm. On Aug. 17, those plans finally came to fruition when Aksamit Energy Development broke ground on a 74-megawatt wind farm that will cover 21 square miles of western Saline County south of Friend.

“This project is being sold to buyers out of state at half of what Nebraskans are paying for electricity.” – Gary Aksamit, president of Aksamit Energy Development

Read more here.

Photo: Over 50 landowners, including those shown in the picture, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Aksamit Energy Development’s Milligan 3 wind farm project. Credit: Mark Gaschler

Aksamit Resource Management’s Website
Milligan 3 will be the company’s first completed and operational project. Milligan 3 will connect to a 115 KV line at the Friend, Nebraska substation. The project will produce enough energy to power 30,000 homes. Aksamit Energy Development is a a wholly-owned Aksamit Resource Management subsidiary.

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Area wind farm heading into construction phase

Published by The Hastings Tribune

The project is set to include three different wind farms that will take up parts of Saline, Fillmore and Thayer counties and will cost around $1 billion. The project will occupy 45,000 acres in Saline County and will stretch 11 miles from one end of the Saline County project to the edge of the Thayer County project. The three wind farms — one of which is located in Saline and Fillmore counties, another in Saline County exclusively and a third in Thayer County — are expected to generate nearly 450 megawatts of energy. Click here to read more.

Aksamit’s Projects

As Fort Calhoun nuclear plant closes, OPPD weighs its future in renewable energy

By Cole Epley, Omaha World-Herald

grande-prairie-wind-farm

The winds of change are howling in the Nebraska energy industry. The Omaha Public Power District’s closure of its Fort Calhoun nuclear plant today clears the way for new renewable generation to fill the void left by the 478-megawatt plant, even though the utility plans to replace just a portion of its output. OPPD will have virtually doubled the portion of energy it receives from renewable sources by the time the new year rolls around. Renewables refers to sources of energy that aren’t depleted when they’re used — wind, sun and water, for instance. Continue reading.

Photo: The Grande Prairie wind farm, the largest wind project in Nebraska history, will eventually generate more than 818 meagawatts, almost twice the output of the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, which closes today. OPPD most likely will begin taking energy from Grande Prairie by the start of next year. Credit: Megan Farmer / Omaha World-Herald

Company planning to build three wind farms in SE Nebraska

By Nicholas Bergin, Lincoln Journal Star

Wind turbines dot the landscape near Odell in Gage County earlier this year. Photo Credit: Jenna Vonhoff, Lincoln Journal Star

Wind turbines dot the landscape near Odell in Gage County earlier this year. Photo Credit: Jenna Vonhoff, Lincoln Journal Star

An energy company is moving forward with plans to create three wind farms in southeastern Nebraska representing a $725 million investment in Saline, Thayer and Fillmore counties. . . [Aksamit Resource Management] this week announced it has filed with the Southwest Power Pool to get permission to hook up two of the wind farms to power transmission lines. The lines are owned by the Nebraska Public Power District but managed by the Southwest Power Pool.

Read the entire article here.

MORE NEBRASKA WIND ENERGY NEWS
Wind talks progressing, by Scott Koperski, Beatrice Daily Sun News Editor

ARM files for interconnection of area wind farms

Nebraska Wind Farm

The Wilbur Republican 

Aksamit Resource Management (ARM) announced Wednesday, Dec. 2, that it has filed for interconnection at its 300-megawatt Milligan 1 wind farm in Saline and Fillmore counties and the 76-megawatt Monument Road Project in Thayer County . . . These two projects are in addition to the 73-megawatt Milligan 3 wind farm that is also located in Saline County. These clean energy projects provide enough electricity to power 125,000 houses* without using any of Nebraska’s water, unlike coal or nuclear plants.

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Aksamit Resource Management, LLC operates as a renewable energy developer focused on commercial scale wind projects in Nebraska. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

* 125,000 houses powered by wind represents a very significant number, whether the energy will be used by our residents or exported. For example, according to Nebraska Quick Facts from the 2014 U.S. Census, there are 814,970 household units in our state.