- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

CRESTON, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a new four-turbine wind farm in Platte County could be operational by mid-December.

The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1RtakvO ) that representatives from Columbus, the Loup Public Power District and Bluestem Energy Solutions gathered Thursday for a ribbon cutting at Creston Ridge Wind Farm.

The four turbines are assembled and were scheduled to be tested Friday.

The Creston Ridge project began with a conversation between Adam Herink of Omaha-based Bluestem and a Loup employee at a high school reunion in 2013. In the two years since, the project has faced technical, social and logistical hurdles.

Loup will receive about 3 percent of its electricity from the 6.8-megawatt wind farm.


Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com



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