The key wording, below, is that the industrial wind site could ‘potentially’ lower customers’ rates. Bravo, Nebraska, for recognizing the truth. The wind may be free, but converting it to electricity is extremely expensive. You don’t believe us? Go to our True Cost of Wind tab at top of page and hover over it for references to numerous examples…Worldwide, wind turbines are a disaster for consumers, as the cost to subsidize this industry is being passed on to them. Rates are escalating and fossil fuels are not being used less. And, wasn’t that the point?…
Loup Public Power District’s Board of Directors (Nebraska) voted unanimously Tuesday against moving forward with an agreement to purchase power from a proposed wind farm.
Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions had been working with landowners in the Creston and Humphrey areas to secure lease agreements that would determine where wind turbines would be installed by mid- to late 2015. Bluestem originally pitched a proposal to Loup Public Power in February, offering the local utility a 25-year contract to purchase electricity from the wind farm and potentially lower customers’ rates….
After discussing the overall cost in an executive session, the board felt the escalating price that would occur over the 25-year contract was too high….
Loup board says no to wind farm agreement.