Invenergy brings wind energy, jobs to Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Work on the Prairie Breeze III Wind Energy Center will bring wind power and 90 jobs to Grand Island during construction. It is owned by Invenergy.

The City of Grand Island has signed a long-term agreement to purchase approximately 36 megawatts of power from Invenergy’s Prairie Breeze III. It is the city’s first direct renewable energy purchase.

Prairie Breeze III will consist of 20 General Electric wind turbines, with facility construction scheduled to begin this summer and conclude in 2016.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Grand Island’s customers to participate in the benefits of renewable energy at prices competitive with other energy sources,” said Tim Luchsinger, Grand Island utilities director. “Diversification of our energy portfolio will reduce the risk of future rate impacts and, in this case, provide additional benefits to our environment and our state. This is also another opportunity for us to continue to work with other public power partners in providing economic energy solutions for our customers.”

Source: PR Newswire

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