July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
That’s the words Invenergy is using to describe work being done on two wind farms in Antelope County. With Prairie Breeze I producing energy for more than a year now, attention is now focused on development of Prairie Breeze II and III.
“We’re pleased to report that construction is progressing well,” said Alissa Krinsky, Director of Communications at Invenergy, developer of the wind farms. She updated The Elgin Review on recent developments. They were:
Prairie Breeze II
• Foundations are complete.
• All turbines are on site or at a temporary lay down yard in Norfolk, with turbine delivery expected to wrap up soon.
• Turbine erection activities are underway with two turbines fully erected at the southern end of the site.
• The underground collection line installation from the substation to the nearest turbines should be completed soon, followed by trenching from turbine to turbine, and the installation of transformers.
When completed, is expected to produce 73 MW of energy.
Prairie Breeze III
A construction schedule for Prairie Breeze III is currently being finalized.
• Turbine foundation work is expected to begin first.
• Turbine deliveries are scheduled to begin later this summer.
According to Krinsky, “In the meantime, substation expansion work continues with foundation and grading work in progress.”
Prairie Breeze III, when completed, will generate approximately 36MW which is being purchased by the City of Grand Island.
Invenergy contractors just finished patching and paving seven miles of County Road 836 near Elgin as part of the original Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center post-operation project/road work. They worked with Antelope County officials to upgrade the road to an improved condition from how it was prior to project construction. Work was done by Lincoln-based Constructors, Inc., Nebraska’s oldest paving company.
Youth - and adults - were busy this week finishing up fair exhibits, preparing for entry day. Livestock, and more, have been converging on the fairgrounds, located in Neligh. Here are just a few photos of Elgin youth at the fairgrounds today. E-R photos by Terri Seier.
The first of the new Cinderella Steps at Elgin Public Schools were poured Thursday afternoon. Here, Ben Dworak is shown smoothing out the freshly-poured top steps. Barring inclement weather, the steps should be completed early next week. Contractor for the replacement project is B & S Concrete of Petersburg. E-R photo
Elgin Public Library, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, offers a wealth of online information through NebraskAccess at nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov. As of July 1st, Nebraska residents have access to a refreshed lineup of 15 databases, including 13 new resources that have been added to expand access to a wide variety of information.With today’s Internet cluttered with information, how do you select reliable sources? “Try NebraskAccess: your information connection across Nebraska,” recommends Joyce Sullivan.
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July 29, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Good crowds were treated to laughs and thrills on Tuesday evening. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus put on a show, suitable for all ages! E-R photo