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Governor Heineman Among Guests For Steele Flats Wind Energy Center Dedication

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will be among guests and dignitaries attending a dedication event for the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center near Diller Thursday afternoon. A luncheon for local landowners, local elected and appointed officials, and representatives of Next Era Energy, which owns and operates the site, will be hosted prior to the 1:00 p.m. dedication. Parking will be provided at Lottman Carpenter Construction in ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Requests Information

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Grain Belt Express, Clean Line Energy is moving forward with a request for information from wind generators in Kansas regarding their demand for electric transmission capacity, helping define the cost effectiveness and production potential of wind resources in western Kansas. They are proposing a 750 mile direct current transmission line that would deliver wind energy to markets in Missouri, Illinois, ... Read More »

KCC Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

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Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC or Commission) approved an Order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities. The line begins in Ford County, Kansas, ... Read More »

Construction of Wind Farm in Marshall County expected this year

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Construction of a wind farm between Beattie and Summerfield is planned for sometime this year. RPMAccess of Des Moines, IA, would like to start building this year because federal subsidies for wind farms are expected to expire at the start of 2014. RPMA is planning to build 35 wind turbines and may have it’s power transmitted to metropolitan areas. Read More »

44 wind turnbines approved in Gage and Jefferson Counties

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The Gage County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a special use permit to extEra Energy Resources to construct 12 wind turbines near Diller and Odell. Jefferson County Board of Supervisors also approved their permit for 32 turbines to be built in their county. Each wind turbine will be 426 feet tall and capable of producing 1.7 megawatts during ideal ... Read More »

Major Windfarm in the future for Gage and Jefferson Counties

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A major wind farm appears to be in the near future for Gage and Jefferson Counties. New Era Energy Resources announced last week their plans to build a $138 million facility, located between Steele City and Odell with 32-426 foot tall wind turbines planned for Jefferson County and a dozen in Gage County. They will be linked by underground cables and connected to ... Read More »

Field Fire Southeast of Beatrice

Dry conditions contributed to a fire southeast of Beatrice near 10th and Lilac Roads on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was caused by a combine’s overheated manifold. A strong wind from the south pushed the fire toward the Big Blue River. The area burned contained corn, beans and alfalfa. Firemen created a staging area on fire’s western flank on South 10th ... Read More »

Crowds Brave Winds to Pay Respects to Veterans

In Marysville crowds braved wind gusts of approximately 40 mph to pay respect to veterans both living and past. A crowd of almost one hundred, including many boy and cub scouts, decorated the creek south of Marysville during a short service honoring fallen veterans. The scouts, many of whom had started placing flags at area cemeteries as early as six ... Read More »

KDOT Winter Weather Information

KDOT has also released information on their use of rock salt and salt brine.  Plow operators may apply salt brine or rock salt behind them to help promote melting. However, rock salt and salt brine generally don’t work when temperatures are near or below 15° F. Rock salt can be used alone or in combination with sand to help with ... Read More »

New Investment Tools for Alternative Energy Sources

One area college has made a substantial investment in wind-power and another is looking at making a sizable investment. Both are hoping to put a big dent in the money they shell out annually in energy costs. Last month state dignitaries travelled to Concordia to watch the Power-Up Clooud Wind Energy Farm go on line at Cloud County Community College. ... Read More »