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OPPD approves plan to more than double renewable energy sources

By Cody Winchester, Omaha World Herald

The Omaha Public Power District has approved a plan to buy 400 megawatts of wind power from a proposed wind farm near O’Neill, Neb.

If all works out, the project would more than double OPPD’s portfolio of renewable energy sources.

The OPPD board on Thursday approved a 20-year power purchase agreement with Geronimo Energy of Edina, Minn., to buy the power from the Grande Prairie Wind Farm, scheduled to come online in 2015. To continue reading, click here: www.omaha.com/article/20131017/NEWS/131018808

See also:

Wind energy gains ground with OPPD purchase, by Algis J. Laukaitis, Lincoln Journal Star
http://journalstar.com/news/local/wind-energy-gains-ground-with-oppd-purchase/article_66f3d809-e67a-5ca0-8ddc-7474c84aa33e.html

Newest Wind Power Purchase To Be OPPD’s Largest To Date, WOWT News, Omaha, Nebraska
http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Newest-Wind-Power-Purchase-to-be-OPPDs-Largest-to-Date-228276261.html

OPPD Announces Wind Energy Purchase, KOLN-TV 1011, Lincoln, Nebraska
http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/OPPD-Announced-Wind-Energy-Purchase-228235141.html

NPPD will not pursue additional wind in 2013; will continue to work towards 10 percent goal

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District will continue to move forward with its established goal of generating 10 percent of its energy resources with new renewable energy, primarily wind, by 2020. A proposed resolution to purchase up to 200 additional megawatts of wind energy by the end of the year was rejected by the Board, with three votes in favor and six opposed. 

 

“I do not believe this vote is a referendum on wind. This is an issue of resource planning. This does not mean that NPPD will not seek power from wind farms in the future. We just will not be pursuing additional wind generation by the end of this year,” said CEO and President Pat Pope. To continue reading click here:

www.nppd.com/2013/nppd-will-pursue-additional-wind-2013-will-continue-work-towards-10-percent-goal/  

 

See also:

NPPD board votes against additional wind energy purchase, by Paul Hammel, Omaha World Herald

www.omaha.com/article/20131011/NEWS/131019696/1707