Facebook to draw on wind energy for data center in Nebraska

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New wind farm will provide Facebook with electricity Development of a new wind energy system in Nebraska has begun. This new wind farm will provide electricity to Facebook data centers located in the Omaha area. Survey work is currently being conducted on the site. Major construction work is expected to begin after the winter seasons. The project is valued at approximately $430 million. The wind farm is expected to begin generating electrical power in the fourth quarter of 2018. Wind farm will have a capacity of 320 MW The new…

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Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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State has reached a new milestone with wind energy Nebraska has reached a new wind energy milestone, surpassing 1 gigawatt of installed capacity. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Nebraska is the 18th state to reach the 1 gigawatt mark in terms of wind capacity. A recent report from the organization shows that the state receives approximately 10% of its electricity from wind energy. Moreover, Nebraska generated more wind power than any other state last year. Nebraska now has a wind capacity of 1,300 MW The state currently has…

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New legislation aims to expand Nebraska’s wind energy sector

Legislation designed to spark wind energy development gains more support New legislation that would spark growth in Nebraska’s wind energy sector is making progress among state lawmakers. The legislation was introduced to the Natural Resources Committee this week and has received tentative support from the Nebraska Public Power District (NPDD). Initially, the NPDD had opposed the legislation, but amendments planned by Senator John McCollister have swayed the organization. Now, the NPDD believes that a compromise can be made for the legislation to take hold in the state. Bill aims to…

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Wind energy legislation pulled from Nebraska Legislature, for now

Bill aims to support the development of wind projects and improvements to the state’s energy grid Legislation that would have helped support the development of wind energy projects in Nebraska has encountered a significant roadblock. Nebraska is home to a great deal of potential when it comes to wind power. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the state is ranked fourth in wind potential, but few energy developers have brought their wind projects to Nebraska. This is largely due to the lack of tax incentives and other initiatives that…

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