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Cornhusker looking at renewable energy options

The Columbus Telegram Staff
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COLUMBUS — Cornhusker Public Power District is looking into potential renewable energy sources to provide a portion of its electricity. The district’s board of directors recently authorized a study with Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions that will determine the feasibility of both wind and solar projects within Cornhusker’s service area . . . Under its wholesale power agreement with Nebraska Public Power District, Cornhusker could purchase up to 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Click to read more.

Telegram file photo: Wind turbines rise from the countryside about 4 miles southwest of Creston, where Creston Ridge Wind Farm was built last year.

Different kind of farm will take advantage of hard winds

A Creston Wind Farm that will generate enough electricity for about 1,300 homes is scheduled to open next month. Photo Credit: Patrick Murphy

A Creston Wind Farm that will generate enough electricity for about 1,300 homes is scheduled to open next month. Photo Credit: Patrick Murphy

By Patrick Murphy, Norfolk Daily News

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Creston Ridge Wind Farm is expected to be operational the second week of December . . . Bluestem Energy Solutions of Omaha is constructing and will maintain the wind farm and sell the electricity generated to Loup Power District . . . “The industry is maturing to the point that where groups like Loup Public Power can do some of their own renewable energy projects with commercially available wind turbines, which is a great opportunity,” [Adam] Herink [vice president of Bluestem] said.

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