By Doug Kennedy, News Channel Nebraska
BEATRICE – The Gage County Board Wednesday approved final amended regulations on wind energy companies that some officials say prevents any further wind development in the county.
Before the final vote, supervisors approved an additional amendment requiring an escrow account ahead of wind energy permit approval, to handle decommissioning and restoration, should a wind farm be no longer used. Continue reading here.
NPPD Photo: Steele Flats Wind Farm. Part of the wind farm is located in southwest Gage County.
The 75-megawatt Steele Flats Wind Energy Center near the Kansas border in Jefferson and Gage Counties was NextEra’s first Nebraska project. NPPD entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra in early 2013, and the facility began commercial operation on November 1, 2013. Source: Nebraska Public Power District
See Also: Gage Wind Project: 124 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Gage County, Nebraska, NextEra Energy
ADDITIONAL NEBRASKA / MIDWEST NEWS
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Review what’s in the bill or test your knowledge here: What’s in the infrastructure plan?, PBS