By Russ Pankonin, The Imperial Republican
The village of Venango owns its own electrical distribution system and leases it to NPPD, who operates it on behalf of the village. In return, NPPD returns 12 percent of the revenues to the village. [Tim Arlt, general manager of retail sales for NPPD] said this project puts Venango on the cutting edge in Nebraska. Both the Venango [96 kWs] and Scottsbluff projects are set to come online in January so the race is on to see which one will be NPPD’s first-ever solar project to go live. The Scottsbluff project will generate 128 kWs. The much bigger Kearney project, which will generate 5.7 megawatts, is slated to come online in July 2017.
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