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OPPD’s Wind Development in Nebraska. Nebraska Wind Energy Conference November 9, 2009 Christene Bywater, P.E. Project Manager. Sustainable Energy & Environmental Stewardship. Goal of 10% Renewables by 2020 About 400 MW Why? Helps to defer baseload generation

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OPPD’s Wind Development in Nebraska

Nebraska Wind Energy Conference

November 9, 2009

Christene Bywater, P.E.Project Manager

sustainable energy environmental stewardship
Sustainable Energy & Environmental Stewardship
  • Goal of 10% Renewables by 2020
    • About 400 MW
  • Why?
    • Helps to defer baseload generation
    • Helps minimize the risk of a RES
    • Will help minimize carbon tax costs to OPPD
oppd wind projects
OPPD Wind Projects
  • Valley Turbine – 660kw
  • 10 MW from Ainsworth Wind Farm
  • 25 MW from Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm
  • Possible new site on Interstate 80 west of Omaha
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OPPD Wind Projects
  • 80 MW RFP
    • Released in Aug 2008
    • Received bids in Oct 2008
      • 12 Proposals
    • Anticipated Award on April 1, 2009
    • April 1, 2009 also Transition Date from MAPP to SPP
    • Actual Award August 14, 2009
spp transition
SPP Transition
  • Approvals Needed
    • Interconnection
    • Delivery
  • MAPP – 6 months
  • SPP – 2 years
flat water wind farm
Flat Water Wind Farm
  • 60 MW Flat Water Wind Farm
    • JW Prairie Wind Power
    • Richardson County, NE
    • 42% Capacity Factor
    • 40 GE 1.5 MW Turbines
  • Construction of Substation started in October, 2009
  • COD is anticipated June 30, 2010
substation design
Substation Design
  • Site Grading Plan and Substation Ground Plan Designed by Both Parties
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Substation Design
  • All Metering by OPPD on Our Sub Site
  • 34.5 kV Underground Collector System
  • Breakers – Both Subs
  • 34.5/161 kV Transformer
    • 40/53/66 MVA
transmission line details
Transmission Line Details
  • Line 138, Single Circuit 161 kV Transmission Line
    • From KS/NE border to NPPD Sub 975 in Humboldt, NE
    • Weathering Steel H-frame Structures
  • 2 New 70 ft. Substation Deadend Structures
usfw ngp
USFW & NGP
  • Precautionary Measures for Migratory Birds
    • Asking JW Prairie for Bird Diverters on Shieldwires
    • Negotiations are still underway
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