By Jeff Postelwait, Electric Light & Power
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and EDF Renewables North America will build the 300 MW Milligan 1 Wind Farm in Saline County in southeast Nebraska. The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000 average homes. The power generated by the project’s planned 99 turbines will be delivered into the Southwest Power Pool electrical grid. Continue reading here.
Photo: The 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek Wind Farm located in Dixon County, Nebraska.
Credit: Enel Green Power North America
Additional Recommended Reading
- Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives to build 300 MW Kansas wind farm, News Release, Reve
- Giant Turbines Propel Boom in Wind Energy, by Benjamin Storrow, E&E News, Reprinted by Scientific American
- NREL addresses the wind energy workforce gap, Windpower Engineering Development
A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) assesses the national wind energy workforce and the hiring needs of the industry. Entitled, “The Wind Energy Workforce in the United States: Training, Hiring, and Future Needs,” the report reviews the educational programs that are preparing students for work.
- Study finds rise in grid modernization activities, energy storage leads, American Public Power Association. A study released in June by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that utility-scale battery storage could satisfy a “substantial portion” of peak capacity needs in the United States.
- Dixon County wind farm providing boost to area economy, Norfolk Daily News
- Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q driven by Fortune 500 brands, utilities, and state calls for offshore projects, AWEA News Release. The record 41,801 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity currently under construction or in advanced stages of development represents a 10 percent increase over the level of activity this time last year. The wind project pipeline grew 7 percent in the second quarter with 7,290 MW in new construction and advanced development activity announced.
2019 American Wind Week
You can learn more about wind power, and potentially visit a wind farm or factory, during the third annual American Wind Week, August 11-17. American Wind Week is a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind power and the many ways wind powers opportunity for jobseekers, communities, and a cleaner future. A map of events and proclamations is available at AmericanWindWeek.org.