NextEra Wind Farm To Boost Nebraska Utility’s Renewables Generation
Once NextEra’s Sholes wind facility comes online in Wayne Area, Neb., the Omaha Public Power Area (OPPD) approximates that around 40% of its power generation will originate from renewable energy resources.
Set up to become operational in December 2019, the 160 MW wind farm is being built by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.
Under a 20-year arrangement, OPPD will certainly purchase 100% of the facility’s power. Building and construction is slated to start in March 2019.
Offering around 820,000 individuals in Nebraska, the OPPD is a publicly owned, business-managed electrical energy regulated by an elected board of 8 directors. Presently, most of the utility’s power originates from 2 baseload nuclear power plant: North Omaha Station as well as Nebraska City Station.
OPPD additionally buys power from the 400 MW Grande Pasture Wind Farm. At a current board meeting, Tim Burke, OPPD’s head of state and also Chief Executive Officer, went over the business’s strategies to pursue more renewables in the future.