NPPD official discusses wind project at Petersburg

More than 50 people attended a meeting hosted by NPPD in Werner Hall, Petersburg, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 to explain the proposed wind power project in the Petersburg area.

Also attending were representatives from Cornhusker Power, Loup Power and wind company developers.

Dave Rich, Renewable Energy Development Manager with NPPD, explained he was present to provide an overview, request for proposals and solicit input. “If you would like good information,” Rich stated, “go to Its There’s a lot of information on that site.”

He displayed a graph showing NPPD derives 57 percent of its power from coal, 24 percent from nuclear generation and nine percent hydro, with very little from gas or oil. “A lot of what’s going to happen in the future depends on Washington,” he stated. “Cost of electricity here currently is the sixth lowest in the nation.”

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