Kimball NE Repower Started

Nebraska’s first wind projects is being repowered.

Construction has started on a 30 MW Kimball wind project, which replaces the former 10.5 MW Kimball wind project.

The reason for this repower is noteworthy —  maintenance and repair costs for this 15-year-old project had grown to be too significant. This is one of the factors we have noted in the case of decommissionings — high operation and maintenance costs. The other factor we have noted is weak wind resource. Presumably, Kimball’s moving forward suggests the wind resource is significant and justifies further development at this site.

http://www.omaha.com/money/wind-farm-in-kimball-nebraska-is-being-decommissioned-but-a/article_957e0a70-c98c-11e7-b979-f73266bc6d9d.html

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