New Projects, Renewables, Wind

Sempra celebrates commercial operations of wind energy project in Nebraska

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), celebrated the commercial operations of Nebraska’s newest clean energy project, the 75-MW Broken Bow II wind farm.

Construction began in Custer County in January 2014. The project utilizes 43, 1.7 MW GE (NYSE: GE) wind turbines. Power produced is being purchased by the Nebraska Public Power District under a 25-year contract.

“The commercial operation of the Broken Bow II wind farm brings Nebraska Public Power District to within 22 megawatts of meeting our voluntary renewable energy goal to obtain 10 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020,” said Pat Pope, president and CEO of Nebraska Public Power District. “We continue to diversify our energy portfolio, while still focusing on reliability and the low rates our valued customers expect.”

The completion of Broken Bow II expands Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s operating wind portfolio to more than 1,100-MW.