By Nancy Gaarder, Omaha World-Herald
The budget includes three major transmission projects and helps bring more renewable energy online. The $200 million Sholes wind farm in Wayne and Stanton Counties is expected to come online next year, bringing with it 160 megawatts of electricity. Additionally, a community solar project east of Fort Calhoun will generate five megawatts when it comes online next summer.
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Lincoln Electric System Photo: The utility’s 5-megawatt solar farm.
Save the Date! Nebraskans for Solar Public Forum:
OPPD’s Community Solar Program, March 13, 2019 at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rooms 230/231.
Co-sponsored by Allied Organizations.
NEBRASKA ALSO IN THE NEWS HERE
- Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract, Renewable Energy Magazine
The company’s multimillion-dollar wind energy virtual power purchase agreement enables the development of the Plum Creek Wind Project. The 230 MW Plum Creek project is located in Wayne County, Nebraska, and is expected to come online in 2020. It is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power up to 100,000 U.S. homes each year.
- Clean Energy Means Business Summit highlights renewable energy opportunities and challenges in rural Colorado, Clean Cooperative