Prairie Breeze — Nebraska Power Review Board

In the Matter of the Special Generation Application of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy, LLC, Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, For Authority to Construct a 200-Megawatt Wind Turbine Electric Generation Facility and a 25-Mile Transmission Interconnection Line in Antelope, Boone and Madison Counties, Nebraska.
On January 17, 2013, Prairie Breeze Wind Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Invenergy Wind Development, LLC, filed a special generation application pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. section 70-1014.01(3)(a) requesting approval to construct a 200 megawatt renewable generation facility and related facilities. The related facilities will include a twenty-five (25) mile 230 kilovolt interconnection line. The line will connect the collector system substation to the point of interconnection at the Nebraska Public Power District’s planned 230 kilovolt switchyard near the Village of Meadow Grove. The proposed site for the facility is generally south of the cities of Elgin and Tilden, in Antelope, Boone, and Madison counties, Nebraska. The interconnection line would be generally southeast of the City of Elgin eastward to an interconnection point near the Village of Meadow Grove. The total estimated cost of the project is $360 million. The applicant estimates construction would begin in May 2013.
Notice is hereby given that the Nebraska Power Review Board will hold a formal hearing on February 8, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Liquor Control Commission hearing room, 5th floor, Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska, to consider the above-referenced application. At that time the Power Review Board will receive testimony and other evidence regarding the construction of the proposed project.
Any interested persons may attend the hearing. Parties wishing to be heard or to protest said application, or in any way participate in the hearing, must file a written Petition for Intervention with the Power Review Board prior to the close of business on February 6, 2013. Any interested parties granted intervention may appear, file objections, and offer evidence regarding this application.
The Board hereby provides notice, pursuant to the Nebraska Administrative Procedure Act, that in the event of a contested hearing, if any party requests that the Board be bound by the formal rules of evidence, all costs of the hearing shall be paid by the party or parties against whom a final decision is rendered. Pursuant to the Board’s rules of practice and procedure set out in Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 285, Chapter 3, section 29.04, if for some reason there is no final decision in a hearing in which a party requested that the Board be bound by the formal rules of evidence, the costs of the hearing will be borne by the parties’ respective contribution to the record, unless otherwise ordered by the Board.
Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the Board at the address below prior to the time of the hearing. Protests, Objections or Petitions for Intervention should be mailed to: Nebraska Power Review Board, P.O. Box 94713, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509. Filings may also be hand delivered to the Board’s offices located on the fifth floor of the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska. To request additional information, or to obtain a copy of the application, contact the Board at the above address or by calling (402) 471-2301.
Timothy J. Texel
Executive Director and General Counsel
Publish: January 23, 2013