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Wind Energy Generation in
Nebraska

According to the American Wind Energy Association, Nebraska is ranked fourth in wind energy resources in the nation. In 2013, nearly 1.8 billion kilowatthours were generated by utility–scale wind energy in Nebraska (see graph, Table 1, and Table 2). A map is available showing the Wind Energy Generation Facilities in Nebraska. Nebraska has 422 operational wind turbines with a total capacity of 734.78 megawatts (or 734,780 kilowatts for comparison purposes). The average annual output could power about 244,880 homes. The turbines are located on thirteen sites:

  • The 43–turbine Broken Bow II Wind Farm near Broken Bow was completed in the summer of 2014 by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. Maximum capacity will be 75,000 kilowatts (or 75 megawatts). The average annual output could power 30,000 homes at full capacity. Nebraska Public Power District has committed to buy the total 75 megawatts and will keep 30 megawatts but sell 45 megawatts to Omaha Public Power District. Commercial operation began October, 2014.
  • The 118–turbine Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Farm located in Antelope, Boone, and Madison counties began commercial operation in March 2014. Maximum capacity is 200 megawatts. The average annual output could power 60,000 homes. Omaha Public Power District has committed to buy the total 200 megawatts.
  • The 44–turbine Steele Flats Wind Farm between Steele City and Odell began commercial operation on November 1, 2013. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 1.7 megawatts for a total of 74,800 kilowatts (or 74.8 megawatts). The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 19,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). Nebraska Public Power District has committed to buy the total output but will sell 30 megawatts of renewable energy credits from the farm to BD (Becton, Dickinson Company).
  • The 50–turbine Broken Bow I Wind Farm in Custer County began commercial operation on December 1, 2012. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 1.6 megawatts for a total of 80 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 25,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). The participants in the wind farm are: Nebraska Public Power District (51 megawatts); Omaha Public Power District (18 megawatts); Lincoln Electric System (10 megawatts); and the City of Grand Island (1 megawatt).
  • The 14–turbine Crofton Bluffs Wind Farm southwest of Crofton began commercial operation in November, 2012. Total capacity is 42 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 12,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). The participants in the wind farm are: Nebraska Public Power District (20 megawatts); Omaha Public Power District (13 megawatts); the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (4 megawatts); and Lincoln Electric System (3 megawatts).
  • The 27–turbine Petersburg Wind Farm began commercial operation October 31, 2011. Total capacity is 40.5 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 12,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). Omaha Public Power District has committed to buy the total 40.5 megawatts.
  • Springview II Wind Energy Facility is the name of Nebraska Public Power District's two new turbines installed near Springview which began operation in 2011. Maximum capacity is 3,000 kilowatts (or 3 megawatts), and the average annual output could power 380 homes. The six partners are: Nebraska Public Power District, Omaha Public Power District, Lincoln Electric System, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Grand Island Utilities, and KBR Rural Public Power District.
  • The 40–turbine Flat Water Wind Farm near Humboldt in Richardson County began commercial operation at the end of 2010. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 1.5 megawatts for a total of 60 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 19,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). Omaha Public Power District has committed to buy the total 60 megawatts.
  • The 54–turbine Laredo Ridge Wind Farm near Petersburg in Boone County began commercial operation in November of 2010. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 1.5 megawatts for a total of 81 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 26,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). The four participants in the wind farm are: Nebraska Public Power District (61 megawatts), Lincoln Electric System (10 megawatts), Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (8 megawatts), and the City of Grand Island (1 megawatt).
  • The 27–turbine Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm at Bloomfield began commercial operation on March 1, 2009. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 3 megawatts for a total of 81 megawatts. The farm could produce an amount of energy equivalent to the amount of electricity used by approximately 25,000 Nebraska residences in a year (average annual output). The Nebraska utilities that will buy electricity from Elkhorn Ridge through Nebraska Public Power District include: Omaha Public Power District (25 megawatts); Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (8 megawatts); Lincoln Electric System (6 megawatts); and the city of Grand Island (1 megawatt).
  • With the addition of the Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility, Nebraska's wind energy generation more than doubled in 2005 from 2004 and nearly tripled in 2006 from 2005. The 36–turbine wind facility near Ainsworth began commercial operation on October 1, 2005. Each turbine has a maximum capacity of 1,650 kilowatts for a total of 59,400 kilowatts (or 59.4 megawatts). The average annual output could power 19,000 homes. The five participants in the wind facility are: Nebraska Public Power District (32 megawatts), Omaha Public Power District (10 megawatts), Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (7 megawatts), Grand Island Utilities (1 megawatt), and the Jacksonville Electric Authority (10 megawatts), based in Florida. The Jacksonville utility will not receive power but will receive renewable energy credits for its participation in this project.
  • Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) installed seven turbines on a farm located near Kimball. The wind farm began operation in October 2002. With the addition of the Kimball Wind Farm, Nebraska's wind energy generation more than doubled in 2002 from 2001 and again more than doubled in 2003 from 2002. Maximum capacity of the Kimball Wind Farm is 10,500 kilowatts (or 10.5 megawatts) and the average annual output could power 2,000 homes.
  • Omaha Public Power District and Valmont Industries installed one turbine by Valley which began operation on December 21, 2001. The maximum capacity of the Valley Station turbine is 660 kilowatts (or 0.66 megawatt), and the average annual output could power 150 homes.
  • Lincoln Electric System installed two turbines in an area called Salt Valley located north of Lincoln; the first turbine began operation on December 17, 1998, and the second turbine began operation on October 27, 1999. The maximum capacity of the Salt Valley turbines is 1,320 kilowatts (or 1.32 megawatts). The average annual output could power 350 homes.

Energy generated by wind power is estimated to be 1.1 percent of Nebraska's energy consumption in 2011 and 2.9 percent of the electricity generated in 2011. (The year 2011 is the most recent year that data is provided for consumption.)

For more information, see the Wind Farms in Nebraska map, the Generating Units report, the Units and Capacity by Energy Source and Year of Initial Operation report, and the Units and Capacity by Energy Source report.

Under Construction With a Signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) With a Power Company

  • The Grande Prairie Wind Farm is expected to begin commercial operation near O'Neill in 2015. Maximum capacity will be 400 megawatts. The average annual output could power 118,000 homes. Omaha Public Power District is planning to add the 400 megawatts to their portfolio.

Under Construction Without a Signed PPA

  • The 47–turbine Verdigre Wind Farm near Verdigre will be constructed by the Verdigre Land and Wind Partners. Maximum capacity will be 81,500 kilowatts (or 81.5 megawatts). The average annual output could power 25,000 homes. Commercial operation is projected to begin in 2015.

Proposed But May Not Be Constructed

  • Six turbines are planned for the Burt County Wind Farm between Oakland and Tekamah. Maximum capacity will be 12 megawatts. The average annual output could power 3,750 homes.
  • Up to 54 turbines are planned for the Burr Ridge Wind Farm in Otoe County. Maximum capacity will be 80,000 kilowatts (or 80 megawatts).
  • Up to 54 turbines are planned for the Conestoga Wind Farm which will be located 3 miles south and west of Murray. Maximum capacity will be 80,000 kilowatts (or 80 megawatts).
  • Approximately 600 turbines are planned for the North Fork Wind Farm which will be located in southeast Knox County and southwest Cedar County. Maximum capacity will be 1,200,000–1,500,000 kilowatts (1,200–1,500 megawatts).
  • Approximately 1,000 turbines are planned for the Wildcat Ridge Wind Farm which will be located in Banner County. Maximum capacity will be 1,500,000–2,000,000 kilowatts (1,500–2,000 megawatts).
  • One hundred forty–seven (147) turbines are to be constructed from July 2018 to July 2020 by Bluestem Energy Solutions. The turbines will be located in southeast Cherry County near Thedford.
  • Fifty–two (52) turbines are planned for the Cottonwood Wind Project which will be located three miles south of the City of Blue Hill in Webster County. Maximum capacity will be 89,500 kilowatts (89.5 megawatts). The turbines are to be constructed in the spring of 2015 by NextEra Energy Resources and be completed by the end of 2015.

Decommissioned

  • Nebraska Public Power District installed two turbines near Springview and began operation in October 1998. (The numbers in the table below for December 1998 are totals for October, November, and December.) The Springview turbines were released for full power operation in late January 1999. Maximum capacity was 1,500 kilowatts, and the average annual output could power 380 homes. The six co–owners were: City of Auburn (2 percent), City of Grand Island (2 percent), KBR Rural Public Power District (1 percent), Lincoln Electric System (29 percent), the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (5 percent), and Nebraska Public Power District (61 percent). KBR Rural Public Power District operated the turbines. The Springview wind turbines were decommissioned, and the last generation data was reported for August, 2007. The main reasons to retire the Springview units were the lack of available replacement parts, significant maintenance issues as the units aged, and the opportunity to sell the turbines at an attractive price.
bar chart representing Nebraska Wind Energy Generation from 1998 through 2013.

Wind Energy Generation in Nebraska,
2011–2014

Table 1 of 2

Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2014
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 19,659,465 14,938,056 16,344,531 18,052,839 13,521,795 11,554,452 13,387,563 9,305,352 18,327,309 17,821,650 NA NA NA
Broken Bow I 1–50 80,000 34,788,000 26,106,000 32,122,000 35,392,000 24,289,000 19,867,000 18,859,000 14,816,000 NA NA NA NA NA
Broken Bow II 1–43 75,000 NA NA NA NA
Crofton Bluffs 1–14 42,000 19,567,516 14,852,362 17,172,343 18,270,871 12,868,665 10,906,559 10,490,268 6,608,685 13,640,587 14,350,036 20,399,383 NA NA
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 31,832,281 22,786,182 27,881,686 30,438,742 19,739,208 16,622,311 16,165,948 9,773,744 19,058,025 22,107,706 32,108,475 NA NA
Flat Water 1–40 60,000 24,853,144 15,943,400 25,521,700 24,803,600 16,466,100 17,108,200 14,579,000 12,301,200 16,145,700 18,504,900 NA NA NA
Kimball 1–7 10,500 4,552,617 2,297,214 3,366,892 3,331,454 2,145,377 1,544,406 1,138,836 1,176,416 1,211,393 2,124,617 NA NA NA
Laredo Ridge 1–54 81,000 38,687,000 29,696,000 34,940,000 38,099,000 26,873,000 23,444,000 20,827,000 13,405,000 NA NA NA NA NA
Petersburg 1–27 40,500 17,825,000 14,916,000 17,691,000 18,930,000 13,486,000 11,720,000 10,480,000 6,833,000 13,589,000 14,993,000 NA NA NA
Prairie Breeze 1–118 200,600 23,013,000 75,300,300 68,140,000 59,971,000 53,738,000 35,147,000 65,592,000 74,444,900 NA NA NA
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 346,988 216,369 355,946 362,430 220,013 200,951 150,716 79,276 71,051 NA NA NA NA
Springview II 1 & 2 3,000 1,229,903 905,488 987,532 1,174,997 829,990 562,673 684,893 452,864 855,467 956,216 NA NA NA
Steele Flats 1–44 74,800 34,010,520 25,410,120 35,022,840 35,493,600 26,184,780 25,347,660 21,909,900 15,862,980 22,691,160 28,376,700 36,196,920 NA NA
Valley Station 1 660 178,827 105,762 182,348 179,274 99,445 95,819 71,039 33,706 60,009 106,404 NA NA NA
2014 Total NA
2013
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 18,246,963 15,070,062 16,770,264 15,963,628 15,790,257 11,165,070 12,556,719 13,309,422 15,376,935 16,665,747 18,791,892 15,713,628 185,420,587
Broken Bow I 1–50 80,000 19,812,000 24,843,000 28,492,000 29,539,000 28,574,000 21,347,000 18,612,000 19,224,000 27,840,000 32,130,000 31,522,000 29,043,000 310,978,000
Crofton Bluffs 1–14 42,000 15,936,150 13,030,476 14,633,720 14,324,032 14,347,202 10,752,778 10,408,783 10,990,588 15,283,419 15,979,033 17,318,324 14,586,623 167,591,128
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 25,018,927 21,525,922 24,620,318 22,593,288 21,892,500 15,067,589 14,591,930 15,520,047 23,092,182 24,640,101 28,649,907 22,126,416 259,339,127
Flat Water 1–40 60,000 21,315,500 20,302,860 20,642,824 21,817,728 22,343,328 18,955,648 12,793,920 13,577,632 19,796,832 21,351,680 23,955,488 19,141,408 235,994,848
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,841,722 3,659,888 3,241,263 2,501,258 2,408,545 2,242,010 1,537,255 1,167,186 532,038 2,935,910 2,560,893 4,023,553 30,651,521
Laredo Ridge 1–54 81,000 31,469,000 30,282,000 33,591,000 31,898,000 33,250,000 24,177,000 20,090,000 21,854,000 29,880,000 33,286,000 36,262,000 30,987,000 357,026,000
Petersburg 1–27 40,500 15,851,000 15,038,000 16,837,000 16,388,000 16,744,000 13,465,000 9,310,000 10,270,000 14,969,000 16,821,000 18,108,000 15,788,000 179,589,000
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 209,984 266,238 263,643 303,527 276,207 225,498 118,903 128,096 200,205 276,064 264,963 220,932 2,754,260
Springview II 1 & 2 3,000 1,015,873 646,472 928,968 881,607 917,927 719,069 594,104 521,540 786,432 876,478 1,086,200 839,262 9,813,932
Steele Flats 1–44 74,800 30,712,380 27,855,300 58,567,680
Valley Station 1 660 69,288 144,386 173,280 103,055 172,222 99,941 48,499 45,840 93,541 115,348 136,965 112,632 1,314,997
2013 Total 1,799,041,080
2012
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 21,808,899 15,183,693 14,160,657 11,531,961 10,866,135 13,780,452 11,862,060 12,892,635 12,675,621 14,907,060 16,418,787 16,635,927 172,723,887
Broken Bow I 1–50 80,000 21,383,000 21,383,000
Crofton Bluffs 1–14 42,000 9,928,817 12,758,590 22,687,407
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 28,074,169 21,797,013 27,109,636 25,198,114 23,394,156 22,209,928 17,721,136 18,123,092 17,801,048 25,787,724 23,909,403 21,189,997 272,315,416
Flat Water 1–40 60,000 23,892,288 19,141,664 23,398,240 19,920,256 22,116,608 20,143,744 15,658,624 14,068,384 12,518,824 21,630,760 23,109,040 20,060,000 235,658,432
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,396,334 2,635,516 2,809,775 2,791,140 1,983,119 2,018,813 1,427,996 1,659,013 1,596,954 2,565,796 2,243,476 3,292,741 28,420,673
Laredo Ridge 1–54 81,000 37,647,000 31,021,000 32,342,000 30,560,000 30,537,000 29,367,000 22,903,000 24,603,000 23,587,000 32,445,000 29,607,000 30,169,000 354,788,000
Petersburg 1–27 40,500 16,418,000 14,168,000 14,366,000 13,869,000 14,137,000 13,535,000 11,322,000 11,826,000 10,657,000 15,132,000 15,185,000 15,308,000 165,923,000
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 253,782 254,764 297,662 164,389 283,361 235,642 126,863 149,386 150,373 254,435 252,287 236,635 2,659,579
Springview II 1 & 2 3,000 1,277,854 884,402 1,075,358 922,223 807,367 857,938 655,222 772,704 732,433 936,052 896,543 865,445 10,683,541
Valley Station 1 660 155,542 120,718 146,249 133,264 135,121 107,928 46,225 56,714 93,548 95,738 73,559 94,619 1,259,225
2012 Total 1,288,502,160
2011
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 18,177,117 17,704,470 15,011,871 17,096,037 20,511,687 15,000,636 14,215,929 11,878,293 12,475,617 16,552,567 19,150,810 21,232,722 199,007,756
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 24,181,600 22,994,755 23,052,512 25,287,050 26,180,720 19,809,741 13,022,200 11,965,300 14,143,065 23,918,986 26,465,683 25,607,711 256,629,323
Flat Water 1–40 60,000 15,954,000 19,805,000 19,240,320 22,115,872 21,059,168 19,516,160 15,004,032 10,099,136 11,668,832 22,257,408 24,846,656 20,890,016 222,456,600
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,048,077 2,392,263 2,324,665 3,198,630 2,990,360 2,199,130 1,371,978 1,373,732 1,573,839 2,841,239 3,360,638 1,223,383 27,897,934
LaredoRidge 1–54 81,000 27,396,058 31,995,900 29,498,106 33,339,960 31,681,080 27,723,000 19,102,000 16,999,000 18,838,000 30,834,000 32,996,000 33,967,000 334,370,104
Petersburg 1–27 40,500 4,077,000 15,280,000 15,656,000 35,013,000
SaltValley 1 & 2 1,320 210,494 251,597 197,237 341,995 275,037 258,599 99,407 78,412 134,991 244,140 317,828 235,634 2,645,371
Springview II7 1 & 2 3,000 NA NA 909,268 1,077,914 1,081,190 3,068,372
Valley 1 660 99,209 104,704 113,107 166,789 138,292 102,656 39,378 35,999 51,546 73,566 145,280 111,726 1,182,252
2011 Total 1,082,270,712

Wind Energy Generation in Nebraska,
1998–2010

Table 2 of 2

Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2010
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 144,017 153,847 284,516 314,562 186,821 157,032 136,779 148,354 201,979 205,696 298,218 205,401 2,437,222
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 2,513,672 2,009,460 2,729,186 2,893,025 2,931,655 1,859,667 1,699,542 1,485,312 1,822,507 2,137,105 2,486,435 2,385,377 26,952,943
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 13,728,204 11,845,638 17,216,980 19,010,502 17,352,951 11,903,766 13,882,008 14,689,248 14,952,567 16,865,898 15,566,124 17,535,231 184,549,117
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 20,303,390 14,823,390 21,295,015 20,126,846 19,270,094 11,057,674 11,744,644 13,147,041 13,082,686 16,823,625 20,000,304 21,211,600 202,886,309
Laredo Ridge 1–54 81,000 450,000 13,397,000 13,847,000
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Flat Water 1–40 60,000 13,294,000 15,877,000 29,171,000
Valley 1 660 94,862 42,715 140,390 144,560 104,423 73,263 56,669 64,551 87,125 92,224 153,822 114,501 1,169,105
2010 Total 461,012,696
2009
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 292,074 267,151 344,129 294,275 231,664 114,461 86,036 174,825 101,257 253,510 236,849 189,336 2,585,567
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,569,489 2,935,560 2,545,118 2,806,923 1,940,372 1,069,607 1,046,271 1,437,662 1,784,614 3,128,884 2,853,502 3,086,814 28,204,816
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 22,359,939 15,271,410 19,161,870 17,732,505 15,269,394 8,256,528 9,511,383 13,261,731 16,809,555 16,157,222 18,092,082 15,690,759 187,574,378
Elkhorn Ridge 1–27 81,000 16,915,162 22,163,871 20,152,600 9,639,503 9,965,857 15,450,411 16,336,227 19,791,193 19,775,817 14,961,178 165,151,819
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley6 1 660 135,066 126,816 153,369 147,269 109,278 6,638 0 0 44,378 105,937 104,284 66,189 999,224
2009 Total 384,515,804
2008
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 283,031 215,332 286,841 384,631 278,988 177,967 147,624 100,671 180,020 247,784 298,498 320,694 2,922,081
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,612,387 3,224,870 3,014,682 2,659,822 2,342,010 2,146,459 1,274,003 1,613,225 1,614,156 2,575,454 3,766,669 3,209,570 31,053,307
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 18,286,212 15,164,352 15,076,803 19,121,843 15,270,969 10,466,904 12,129,684 12,045,621 11,077,311 11,696,580 17,008,089 23,238,999 180,583,367
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley5 1 660 129,474 114,261 129,554 179,205 126,169 77,696 3,967 29,216 80,053 113,918 137,299 178,627 1,299,439
2008 Total 215,858,194
Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2007
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 297,174 215,770 293,037 312,163 253,639 144,523 84,291 160,900 242,907 257,501 267,366 187,183 2,716,454
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 4,074,405 2,575,575 3,473,549 2,601,976 2,383,538 2,084,590 1,139,464 1,279,294 2,106,913 2,421,773 2,632,169 3,236,015 30,009,261
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 26,161,128 12,779,088 18,293,961 15,436,449 14,201,565 14,342,664 13,095,831 10,285,464 11,945,955 14,448,693 16,135,329 14,998,200 182,124,327
Springview4 1 750 81,278 118,868 118,082 40,270 237,528 160,708 150,339 10,411 917,484
2 750 267,281 167,026 166,016 159,086 175,386 193,511 136,621 9,577 1,274,504
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley 1 660 150,371 101,949 141,064 166,445 112,994 78,553 36,132 51,487 112,958 109,799 113,915 69,027 1,244,694
2007 Total 218,286,724
2006
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 311,140 255,364 353,801 311,664 304,399 161,088 119,229 116,141 194,876 263,150 246,267 226,950 2,864,069
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 4,139,405 3,322,983 2,216,841 2,278,373 2,229,983 1,725,577 1,566,236 1,718,322 2,068,342 2,732,165 3,003,825 4,174,206 31,176,258
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 24,226,513 18,064,000 20,047,944 21,586,555 18,220,608 13,521,207 17,084,697 15,963,717 15,780,849 19,087,887 19,504,863 20,457,528 223,546,368
Springview 1 750 211,093 28,585 243,722 252,823 205,697 133,549 82,237 99,817 96,301 207,979 187,242 40,764 1,789,809
2 750 259,737 210,345 264,411 238,294 194,539 32,720 41,051 102,096 118,755 167,799 149,129 191,569 1,970,445
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley 1 660 146,100 113,200 160,300 143,400 150,300 71,200 44,400 55,200 82,400 114,400 111,935 108,125 1,300,960
2006 Total 262,647,909
2005
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 165,130 207,299 300,542 305,126 281,556 237,280 196,440 95,078 212,706 243,517 334,236 263,162 2,842,072
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 2,591,917 2,338,722 3,663,255 2,871,255 2,120,927 1,853,683 1,372,623 1,308,859 1,692,067 2,350,747 3,507,865 3,663,751 29,335,671
Nebraska Public Power District
Ainsworth 1–36 59,400 18,281,000 20,440,000 21,146,000 59,867,000
Springview 1 750 213,629 156,765 197,649 232,352 164,457 157,328 61,853 111,543 160,270 196,131 231,100 225,044 2,108,121
2 750 209,727 157,913 176,477 186,729 230,150 188,447 66,228 119,158 220,327 195,079 247,307 149,920 2,147,462
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley 1 660 95,800 72,300 126,700 133,600 117,500 99,000 77,500 29,000 95,800 107,800 149,200 102,100 1,206,300
2005 Total 97,506,626
Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2004
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 246,791 271,309 349,335 272,856 283,379 153,601 80,449 95,991 230,853 246,015 225,241 277,691 2,733,511
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,102,718 2,895,685 3,498,010 2,301,960 2,474,475 1,809,036 1,517,453 1,546,624 2,193,871 2,504,767 3,190,926 4,548,209 31,583,734
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 198,216 229,775 280,338 202,312 179,684 137,259 117,921 99,609 238,113 207,857 184,176 211,487 2,286,747
2 750 190,895 228,604 275,746 15,537 64,324 143,451 107,702 71,854 42,177 136,798 75,827 222,152 1,575,067
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley 1 660 119,500 127,900 165,300 123,200 140,300 57,400 30,800 54,900 113,300 99,400 88,900 134,200 1,255,100
2004 Total 39,434,159
2003
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 267,145 224,965 325,392 311,966 203,266 163,985 166,409 98,569 183,033 248,616 223,339 271,522 2,688,206
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 3,530,187 2,526,762 3,087,610 2,891,660 2,145,370 1,810,228 1,416,479 1,493,846 1,980,629 2,780,816 3,213,839 3,840,902 30,718,328
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 185,296 147,922 248,915 240,567 213,240 161,420 163,980 177,697 242,738 156,850 239,148 270,778 2,448,551
2 750 219,843 169,682 240,863 238,451 192,777 154,489 164,666 176,087 239,616 96,972 95,289 262,933 2,251,668
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley3 1 660 44,400 55,200 17,000 107,600 89,600 112,500 125,500 551,800
2003 Total 38,911,354
2002
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 339,153 344,239 356,506 347,715 270,551 280,698 160,168 171,367 186,951 200,128 206,373 216,718 3,080,568
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Kimball 1–7 10,500 1,550,107 3,363,398 3,516,746 8,430,251
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 266,695 271,492 207,371 228,591 218,283 183,625 190,295 212,422 245,822 166,489 254,721 211,447 2,657,253
2 750 262,633 237,979 181,540 201,134 221,964 207,249 197,915 217,077 244,515 120,983 237,204 219,446 2,549,639
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley3 1 660 70,300 72,100 79,300 85,000 85,000 87,400 58,600 56,100 33,800 627,600
2002 Total 17,345,311
Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2001
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 227,121 168,961 169,808 321,880 293,406 201,781 116,183 103,629 142,514 303,695 279,902 287,265 2,616,146
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 283,678 128,094 166,948 199,742 216,180 177,089 140,976 153,663 186,859 243,888 274,675 284,108 2,455,900
2 750 290,767 182,124 150,770 204,550 223,951 182,981 145,739 155,697 189,332 249,349 260,903 280,904 2,517,067
Omaha Public Power District/Valmont Industries
Valley 1 660 5,600 5,600
2001 Total 7,594,713
2000
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 & 2 1,320 196,847 275,506 181,520 233,112 216,446 225,574 108,763 113,985 226,821 227,421 230,351 248,535 2,484,880
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 209,850 208,263 194,786 240,798 183,716 183,862 124,178 193,794 221,778 201,402 293,937 224,829 2,481,193
2 750 206,697 197,716 191,731 193,039 187,787 235,668 126,019 193,567 220,552 198,454 296,399 233,216 2,480,845
2000 Total 7,446,918
1999
Lincoln Electric System
SaltValley 1 & 22 1,320 119,656 142,411 141,792 144,008 153,912 100,185 94,649 51,237 79,009 172,8872 193,009 227,698 1,620,453
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 136,545 206,876 200,156 138,954 194,467 182,127 100,240 172,127 180,063 215,636 153,846 229,093 2,110,130
2 750 71,437 184,764 198,938 206,012 204,515 185,130 98,171 163,638 177,210 240,035 226,528 258,956 2,215,334
1999 Total 5,945,917
Year
Company
Location
Turbines Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
1998
Lincoln Electric System
Salt Valley 1 660 54,295 54,295
Nebraska Public Power District
Springview 1 750 NA NA 101,1821 101,182
2 750 NA NA 27,8281 27,828
1998 Total 183,305

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Sources: Lincoln Electric System, Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Public Power District, Columbus, NE. Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, NE.

Notes: Numbers represent net generation. NA indicates that data is not available. Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding. Numbers in red have been revised.

1 Springview's numbers for December 1998 are totals for October, November, and December.

2 Salt Valley's turbine 2 became operational in October 1999. Numbers for both turbines are combined starting with October 1999.

3 Valmont dismantled the Valley Station wind turbine and tower in October, 2002; it was back on line in June 2003.

4Nebraska Public Power District retired the Springview wind turbines in August 2007.

5The Valley Station wind turbine was damaged during a storm in July 2008.

6The Valley Station wind turbine was down for maintenance in July and August 2009.

7Springview II's number for October 2011 is probably a total for August, September, and October.

This table was updated on December 11, 2014.
Typically, there is one month between updates.