Prairie Breeze I: Wind Energy Farm
The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID), published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a globally-recognized source of emissions data for the electric power generated in the United States, linking air emissions with electricity generation. According to the emissions data, the MRO eGRID is considered to be one of the “dirtiest” eGRIDs in the country. It also happens to be the home of the Prairie Breeze I Wind Energy Center.*
Thankfully, Prairie Breeze I boasts a 206-MW capacity complete with 118 wind turbines stretching across a sprawling 26,000 acres in Antelope, Boone and Madison counties in Nebraska — a state with tremendous wind resources.**
As the first and largest phase of a three-phase Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center project (online in 2014), Prairie Breeze I has brought significant economic benefits to the local community — creating jobs and bringing in tax revenue that will continue throughout the life of the project.* When the third phase becomes operational in 2016, Prairie Breeze I, II and III will provide more than 300 MW of energy to the MRO eGRID. Over the last year, the Prairie Breeze projects have attracted significant interest due to their quality, value and potential for power purchase agreement execution.***
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