McCOOL JUNCTION – EDF Renewables released information this week, saying their proposed K-Junction solar project “will add $781,000 in annual revenue to the McCool Junction School District and approximately $27 million over the life of the project.
“York County farmers and their families will earn drought-proof and flood-proof lease payments, while the tax payments will benefit everyone in McCool Junction and York County,” said Pervez Agwan, project developer at EDF Renewables. “Bolstering the economy and investing in the community with a new crop will provide substantial new resources for this area.” Read more here.
Related Reading & Resources of Potential Interest
- EDF Renewables News Release: K Junction Solar Project to Invest $130 Million in Local Economy
- Previously Posted: K-Junction Solar Project, west and south of McCool, discussed before county board, York News-Times
- Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE): Solar Projects Under Development
- EDF Wind Farm In Nebraska: Wind Energy Generation in Nebraska
Milligan 1 Wind Farm Project: Ninety–nine (99) turbines were constructed for the Milligan 1 Wind Farm Project owned by EDF Renewables located south and east of Milligan in Saline County. Maximum capacity would be 300,000 kilowatts (or 300 megawatts). This facility was operational in January 2021.
- American Clean Power Association State Fact Sheet – Nebraska
MORE NEBRASKA NEWS
- Gage County extends commercial solar moratorium, News Channel Nebraska
BEATRICE – Gage County officials have extended a moratorium on applications for commercial solar [and] wind energy permits indefinitely, as the county’s planning commission works toward finalizing regulations. The action taken by the county board on a 6-1 vote, Wednesday, does not apply to smaller residential solar improvements, under 25 kilowatts. County Zoning Administrator Lisa Wiegand says the commission will be meeting next Tuesday night, with one of the items on the agenda being discussion of commercial solar energy regulations.
NPPD Photo: Steele Flats Wind Farm. Part of the wind farm, completed in 2013, is located in southwest Gage County.
- County will save $5,000 on electricity due to York solar share, York News-Times
- Nebraska unemployment rate hits all-time low for second straight month, Nebraska Examinber
FEATURED 2021 NEBRASKA WIND & SOLAR CONFERENCE VIDEO & SLIDES
It All Begins With Landowners
- Moderator, Dave Levy: Partner, Baird Holm. He is representing Ranger Power in the proposed Salt Creek Solar project.
- Sean Harris: Vice President of Development, Ranger Power.
- Mike Zakrzewski: A third-generation Holt County, Nebraska farmer who is among landowners hosting Grande Prairie Wind Farm turbines in return for annual lease payments.
- John Hansen: President of the Nebraska Farmers Union and Chair of the Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference planning committee. As he states in the video, he is “a landowner in a potential wind project.”