in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), along with Midwest Wind Energy LLC and its affiliate Elkhorn Ridge Wind LLC, have executed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that will pave the way for construction of Nebraska's largest wind farm near Bloomfield, Neb.

The 80 MW Elkhorn Ridge wind energy project is expected to be constructed by the end of the year.

"This project demonstrates how the public and private sectors can work together to provide reliable, renewable energy to Nebraska's customers," says Mike Donahue, executive vice president of Midwest Wind Energy. "Hopefully, this will provide a model for more public-private opportunities in the future."

The project is structured to comply with Nebraska's Rural Community-Based Energy Development Act (C-BED), which requires that not less than 33% of the PPA payments over the 20-year agreement flow to Nebraska owners.

The Elkhorn Ridge PPA between NPPD and the private developer is the first of its kind in Nebraska. However, NPPD President and CEO Ron Asche says the utility is close to completing a contract with another wind energy developer for a 40 MW C-BED facility that will share a common substation with the Elkhorn Ridge wind energy project. That project will also be located near Bloomfield.


Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934