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Ainsworth Wind Farm

Owned by: Nebraska Public Power District
Participating power companies include: NPPD, OPPD, MEAN, Grand Island Utilities, and JEA of Jacksonville, Florida

Location: Ainsworth, Nebraska
Number of Turbines: 36
Total Energy Output: 59.4
Farm
 

Turbine Specifications

Brand:
Capacity: 1.65 MW
Height: 230 Ft (70m)
Rotor Diameter: 269 Ft (82m)
Swept Area: 56,832 sq. ft (5,281 m2)
Rated Speed 14.5
Maximum Tip Speed 138 MPH
Braking System Full blade pitch
Cut in Speed 8 MPH (3.5m/s)
Rated Wind Speed 26 MPH to 44 MPH (12 to 20 meters per second)
Installation Cost $2,258,000 or $1,369 per kilowatt
Installation Date 2005
 

Elkhorn Ridge

Owned by: Owned by Edison Mission Group and Tenaska (33%) and developed by Midwest Wind
Participating power companies include: NPPD

Location: Bloomfield, Nebraska
Number of Turbines: 27
Total Energy Output: 81
Farm
 

Turbine Specifications

Brand: Vestas V-90
Capacity: 3 MW
Height: 80 M
Rotor Diameter: 90 M
Swept Area: 6,362 m2
Rated Speed 16.1
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System
Cut in Speed 4 m/2
Rated Wind Speed 12 m/s
Installation Cost 5,185,000
Installation Date March 1, 2009
 

Salt Valley

Owned by: Lincoln Electric System
Participating power companies include: LES

Location: Lincoln, NE
Number of Turbines: 2
Total Energy Output:
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Turbine Specifications

Brand:
Capacity: 660 Kw
Height:
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Rated Speed
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System
Cut in Speed
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Installation Cost
Installation Date 1998
 

Kimball Wind Farm

Owned by: Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
Participating power companies include:

Location: Kimball, NE
Number of Turbines: 7
Total Energy Output:
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Turbine Specifications

Brand: Kimball
Capacity: 1.5 Mw
Height:
Rotor Diameter:
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Rated Speed
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System
Cut in Speed
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Installation Cost
Installation Date 2002
 

Laredo Ridge

Owned by: Laredo Ridge Wind LLC
Participating power companies include: NPPD, LES, MEAN, Grand Island

Location: Petersburg, NE
Number of Turbines: 54
Total Energy Output: 81
Farm
 

Turbine Specifications

Brand: GE 1.5 XLS
Capacity: 1.5 MW
Height: 80 Meters
Rotor Diameter: 77
Swept Area: 4657
Rated Speed
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System Blade Pitch: Hydraulic Secondary Brake
Cut in Speed 3.5 m/s
Rated Wind Speed
Installation Cost 3,703,000
Installation Date 2010
 

Valley

Owned by: Omaha Public Power and Valmont Industries
Participating power companies include: OPPD

Location: Valley, NE
Number of Turbines: 1
Total Energy Output:
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Turbine Specifications

Brand:
Capacity: 660 Kw
Height:
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Rated Speed
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System
Cut in Speed
Rated Wind Speed
Installation Cost
Installation Date 2001
 

Flat Water Wind Farm

Owned by: Gestamp Wind North America Inc.
Participating power companies include: OPPD

Location: Falls City
Number of Turbines: 40
Total Energy Output: 60
Farm
 

Turbine Specifications

Brand: GE xle
Capacity: 1.5
Height: 80 meters
Rotor Diameter: 41.25 meters
Swept Area: 5346
Rated Speed 10.1 - 18.7
Maximum Tip Speed 180 MPH
Braking System Electromechanical pitch control for each blade (3 self-contained systems). Hydraulic parking break.
Cut in Speed 3.5 m/s
Rated Wind Speed 12.5 m/s
Installation Cost
Installation Date 2011
 

Springview II

Owned by: Blue Stem LLC
Participating power companies include: NPPD, OPPD, LES, MEAN, City of Grand Island

Location: Springview, NE
Number of Turbines: 2
Total Energy Output: 3
Farm
 

Turbine Specifications

Brand: Vensys 77
Capacity: 1.5 mW
Height: 213 ft.
Rotor Diameter:
Swept Area:
Rated Speed 17.5
Maximum Tip Speed
Braking System
Cut in Speed
Rated Wind Speed 29 mph
Installation Cost
Installation Date 2011
 
Map the Nebraska wind farms using the following latitude and longitude Coordinates:
Farm 1: 42.54 / 99.85 Farm 2: 42.59 / 97.64
Farm 3: 40.82 / 96.68 Farm 4: 41.23 / 103.65
Farm 5: 41.85 / 98.07 Farm 6: 42.56 / 97.89
Farm 7: 40.06 / 96.60 Farm 8: 42.8 / 99.7
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