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The Nebraska Public Power District's (NPPD) board of directors has approved a 25-year agreement with a Sempra U.S. Gas & Power affiliate to purchase the future renewable energy of the Broken Bow II wind farm, to be built in Custer County, Neb.

NPPD notes the 75 MW project has been in the works for a while, but a new developer is at the table. In fall 2013, the successor developer to the company that originally worked with NPPD on the project sold Broken Bow II to Sempra. On Jan. 10, during its monthly meeting, NPPD’s board acknowledged and agreed to the transfer of NPPD's original power purchase agreement to Sempra.

NPPD says the project will bring it within 23 MW of its goal to generate 10% of its generation with new, renewable resources. The utility will purchase all of the facility’s output and then sell 60% of the energy to the Omaha Public Power District.

Construction of the meteorological towers for Broken Bow II is expected to begin by the end of January, and delivery of the 43 GE 1.7 MW turbines will begin in March, with final deliveries scheduled for July and August. NPPD says the project will employ about 300 workers during peak construction and begin commercial operation in late 2014.




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