Laredo Ridge Wind Farm, LLC is located approximately 3 miles east of Petersburg on Hwy 32. This wind farm became fully operational in January of 2011 and has 54 1.5 megawatts (MW) wind turbines that generate up to 80MW of wind energy. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission who contracts with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) through a 20-year Public Power Agreement.
The Third Planet Windpower wind farm, TPW Petersburg, is located near Laredo Ridge Wind Farm east of Petersburg and will become fully operational in the fall of 2011. This wind farm consists of 27 1.5-MW turbines that provide 40-MW of electricity to Omaha Public Power District, (OPPD).
FUN FACT: One 1.5MW turbine will supply enough energy for approximately 500 homes!
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