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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $2,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $800,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               6,800

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $300,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $100,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           1,500

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Elkhorn Ridge II Wind Farm, Knox and Cedar Counties, NE, Midwest Wind Energy

STATUS: In progress TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Landowners (Nebraska Farmers Union) PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Midwest Wind Energy hopes to expand their Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm with Phase II, which would result in a 1,200-megawatt project consisting of anywhere from 400 to … Continue reading

Whelan Energy Center II, NE

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: The Whelan Energy Center is a 77-megawatt coal-fired power plant completed in 1982. Hastings Utilities is partnering with four other public power electrical utilities to construct an … Continue reading