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As wind industry goes big, this New England startup looks to shrink turbines

By David Thill, Energy News Network

Skyscraper-high blades are increasingly standard on wind farms, but Pecos Wind Power thinks its small, distributed turbines will be a better fit in Vermont. The fact that the turbines are serving the communities they’re sited in could help secure community support, said Julia Leopold, head of communications at VPPSA [Vermont Public Power Supply Authority].

“If you can directly correlate the benefit of the project to the community, then the community will be a bit more receptive to it,” she said, noting large renewable projects are sometimes sited in communities while their power is sold elsewhere. Read more here.

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IN NEBRASKA 

Bill would regulate wind energy in Nebraska, KMTV

Cornhusker Harvest wind project advances

Seward County Independent

The Cornhusker Harvest wind farm project, owned by Apex Clean Energy out of Charlottesville, Virginia, is making advances to complete land lease agreements with residents of Saline County by year’s end. “Over 80% of agreements have been signed and that’s a very good milestone to be hitting,” Max Jabrixio, public engagement manager for Apex said. The project is to be located near the Tobias/Milligan area. According to project developer Dylan Ikkala, 25,000 of an estimated 32,000 acres of land have been aquired. Apex has been working on the land leasing portion of the project since 2016. Continue reading here.

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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

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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/  

 

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

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