A wind farm is coming together 5 miles east of Broken Bow NE. Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy are developing the projects. Phase 1 involves 50 1.6-megawatt turbines for a capacity of 80 megawatts. Phase 2 is planned at 75 megawatts, bringing the total to 155.
The entire wind farm will be owned and managed by Edison Mission Group, a subsidiary of Edison International, and involve a 20-year-power purchase agreement with NPPD.
For the first phase, NPPD will keep 47 of the 80 megawatts acquired under a power purchase agreement. NPPD has agreements with Omaha Public Power District, Lincoln Electric System, the city of Grand Island, and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, which serves the city of Broken Bow, to purchase the balance.
KNLV’s Ladee Di Hurlburt took some photo’s for our viewers to see how much progress is being made thus far.