By Nick Stevenson, Norfolk Daily News
The Norfolk City Council approved a Community Solar Project Agreement at its meeting Monday night. City Engineer Steve Rames told the council members the agreement amends the current Distribution System Lease Agreement between the Nebraska Public Power District and the City. Read more here.
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- Nebraska solar farm highlights tension between cities, electricity wholesaler, Energy News Network. The 8.5-megawatt community solar project is being developed in partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District, which supplies power to most of the state outside of Omaha and Lincoln. The hitch for Norfolk is that the public utility’s contracts prevent municipal customers from generating more than 10% of their peak load from alternative sources, a threshold the city expects to reach with this project.
- Solar project, with $1.3 million battery, is a big step forward for Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald
- Norfolk solar facility, battery energy storage system ready to go, Norfolk Daily News
- Alternative energy supporters vying for NPPD board, Columbus Telegram
- Clean energy a common concern for Nebraska utility board candidates, Energy News Network
- Nebraska needs more clean energy, NPPD board member Melissa Freelend says, The Kearney Hub
NEBRASKA LEGISLATIVE BILL 824
In 2016 the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 824, which removed some regulatory barriers connected to renewable energy development in our state.