By Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today
Hormel Foods recently announced a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50% renewable wind power. In addition, the project will result in a reduction of approximately 197,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The new wind farm will be located near Milligan, Nebraska. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020. The farm will be capable of generating 74 MW of power and an estimated 349,000 MWh of electricity each year. Read more here.
Virtual Power Purchase Agreement: Introduction to the Virtual Power Purchase Agreement, Rocky Mountain Institute
Nebraska Also In The News Here:
- NPPD/city relationship remains a strong one, by Melanie Wilkinson, York News-Times
Looking to the future, NPPD is considering a solar power generation facility for York, as the organization continues to look at renewable energy options.
- Supersized solar in the Midwest, by Christian Roselund, PV Magazine
Long seen as a slow region for solar deployment, the U.S. Midwest has seen an explosion of project development in recent years. And while there is still a lot of speculation and uncertainty, one way or another this region is going to see major development.