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Christmas lights powered by wind in Nebraska

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A single Vestas is to be on-line in time to help power this year's Christmas lights in Lincoln, Nebraska. The V47 is a demonstration project by the local utility, Lincoln Electric System. The machine was expected to be shipped to North America in late November. Response to the municipal utility's green pricing is so enthusiastic -- some 1600 homes have signed up -- that a second turbine is already being considered. Nebraska's first commercial wind turbines are also now up and running in Springview. Two Zond Z-50 750 kW units were recently dedicated by project sponsors Nebraska Public Power District, KBR Rural Public Power District, Lincoln Electric System, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Grand Island Utilities, and the Auburn Board of Public Works. The project, designed to demonstrate the feasibility of wind power in Nebraska, is financially supported by the Electric Power Research Institute and the US Department of Energy, says Russ Reno of Lincoln Electric. "The wind comes rolling out of the Rockies and sweeps across the Plains. In that location, it seems like we have a good source of wind power," he adds. The power will go to KBR Rural Public Power District.

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