Omaha, NE - Solving the transmission equation can make the difference between a viable wind energy project and one that stays on the drawing board. This American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) workshop will provide you the tools to solve the equation, and help you identify friendliest regions to develop wind energy, who is building transmission, where and when will power flow over those lines, and much more.
Kearney, NE - The third annual Wind Power Conference hosted by the Nebraska Wind Working Group features nationally known wind experts and sessions on: State and national wind energy policy, commercial wind energy development, transmission and integration, small wind energy systems, economic development opportunities, jobs, careers and wind energy training programs and workforce potential.
Nebraska Public Power District announced a Request for Proposals to purchase electric generation capacity, energy, and associated environmental attributes from small renewable electric generators under 10MW.
Projects must be PURPA Qualifying Facilities and must be larger than the maximum size allowed for net metering with the interconnecting utility. The maximum net-metering size for NPPD is 25kw, while the maximum size varies for wholesale customers.
Grant, NE - A meeting, free and open to the public, will be held in Grant Monday, Feb. 1, that will address Landowner Wind Farm Associations (LWAs). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, located on Central Ave (main street) in Grant. Graham Christensen, Nebraska Farmers Union Public Affairs Director, will be at the meeting and will discuss the purpose of LWAs and how to set them up. Christensen will also answer questions following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
The Thedford Community Development Corporation invites the public to an informational meeting on wind energy at Stub’s Restaurant in Thedford June 26, starting at 7 p.m.
Representatives from Nebraska Farmers Union will be on hand to discuss Nebraska's Community-Based Energy Development and explain the benefits of locally owned energy development.
The theme of this year's convention will focus on renewable energy economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
Ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, carbon sequestration, and farmer- and community-owned wind (technology) each represent a new renewable energy based market with new sources of revenue.
In order to maximize the long-term economic benefits of these new value-added renewable energy opportunities for rural communities, the converence will focus on farmer and community ownership of this new renewable energy development.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is located in WI. It hosts and Energy Fair and promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.