in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Gov. Dave Heineman, R-Neb., joined the presidents of Edison Mission Energy (EME), a subsidiary of Edison International, and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Tuesday to dedicate the Broken Bow wind project in Custer County.

The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow LLC, is located in central Nebraska, approximately three miles northeast of the city of Broken Bow. The project, which will be operated by EME, is capable of generating up to 80 MW of electricity. All of the power produced by Broken Bow will be sold to NPPD under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The project is targeted to begin commercial operations within the next several weeks.

“This is another major step forward in NPPD’s strategic goal of having 10 percent of our energy mix by 2020 to come from renewable energy sources,” said NPPD President and CEO Pat Pope. “Our public power partners value this opportunity in adding additional renewable energy to their resource mix.” NPPD has established power sales agreements with Omaha Public Power District, Lincoln Electric System and the City of Grand Island to purchase some of the output from the wind farm.





Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.


New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

According to the report, which analyzes 125 utilities across the country, earning a customer's trust can lead to monetary gains.


Washington State Doles Out Cash For Utility Energy Storage Projects

Three utilities have been awarded millions of dollars in grants to explore energy storage technology that could help integrate renewable and improve the power grid.


Utilities Reveal Just How Much Customers Are Saving With Energy Efficiency Programs

Two U.S. utility companies have issued progress reports and solid numbers regarding their respective initiatives.


Middle East And North African Countries To Spend Billions On Smart Grids, Solar Integration

According to a new report from Northeast Group LLC, the MENA region will make big investments to modernize the grid and add more solar power by 2024.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180