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Second wind farm coming to Petersburg area

Petersburg and Boone County delegation attending OPPD Board meeting.Omaha Public Power District  Board of Directors last Thursday (Jan. 14) approved a power purchase agreement that will produce an additional 40.5 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from Boone County.

This development — in addition to the 80 megawatts of wind power already planned by Midwest Wind Energy/Edison Mission Midwest — means that commitments have been made to produce more than 120 megawatts of wind power in Boone County from a total of 81 wind turbines.

The newly authorized wind farm, being developed by Third Planet Windpower, LLC, will consist of 27 General Electric turbines, each generating 1.5 MW, to be located east of Petersburg.

Read complete details in the Jan. 20 Print Editions of the Albion News and Petersburg Press.