Facilities

Rokeby Generation Station

LES’ primary peaking power station, totaling 241 megawatts (MW) and a 3 MW “Black Start” diesel gen-set. All three combustion turbines can run on either natural gas or low sulfur No. 2 fuel oil.

Terry Bundy Generating Station

LES’ most efficient natural gas-fired plant uses waste heat from two of the three aero-derivative combustion turbines to create steam which is used to operate a steam turbine and generate additional power. Because of the high plant efficiency, this station is usually the first local resource dispatched to meet customer load and can generate 169 MW on a hot summer day. It also has a 2 MW “Black Start” unit onsite.

8th & J

LES’ oil- or gas-fired power plant, totaling 27 MW.

LES Wind Turbines

LES has two wind turbine generators on the northeast side of Lincoln. Our first wind turbine generator was completed in December 1998 and the second in October 1999. At full output, the turbines are capable of generating about 1.32 MW of power.

Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm

LES began receiving energy from a share of the Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm in March 2009. LES’ share is 6 MW of the total 80-MW wind project, which consists of 27 wind turbines. Located five miles north of Bloomfield in northeast Nebraska, the project was developed by Midwest Wind Energy, LLC, and the power is delivered through Nebraska Public Power District.

Laredo Ridge Wind Farm

LES began receiving energy from a share of the Laredo Ridge Wind Farm in February 2011. LES’ share is 10 MW of the total 80-MW wind project, which consists of 54 wind turbines. Located northeast of Petersburg, Neb., in Boone County, the project was developed by Laredo Ridge Wind, LLC (Edison Mission Energy), and is delivered through Nebraska Public Power District.

Crofton Bluffs Wind Farm

LES began receiving energy in November 2012 from a share of the Crofton Bluffs Wind Farm located southwest of Crofton in northeast Nebraska. This 22-wind-turbine project is owned and operated by the Edison Mission Group. Total output is 42 MW, with LES’ share of the project being 3 MW. The power is delivered across Nebraska Public Power District’s facilities utilizing transmission service managed by Southwest Power Pool.

Broken Bow Wind Farm

LES began receiving energy from a share of the Broken Bow Wind Farm in December 2012. LES’ share of the 80-MW project, which consists of 50 wind turbines, is 10 MW. The project, developed by Edison Mission, is located just east of the community of Broken Bow in central Nebraska. The power is delivered across Nebraska Public Power District’s facilities utilizing transmission service managed by Southwest Power Pool.

Laramie River Station

LES owns 12.76 percent of this coal-fired power plant, with approximately 10.4 percent, or 179 MW, available after participation sales. Construction was completed in 1982 on the three-unit, 1,710 MW plant.

Sheldon Station

Owned by Nebraska Public Power District, LES participates by purchasing 30 percent of output, or about 68 MW.

Gerald Gentleman Station

Owned by Nebraska Public Power District, LES participates by purchasing 8 percent of output, or about 109 MW.

Western Area Power Administration

LES purchases 55 MW of firm power (hydropower), 72 MW of summer firm peaking and 21 MW of winter firm peaking power.

Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 4

LES owns 12.6 percent of Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 4 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, along with MidAmerican Energy Company which developed the power plant. The 800-MW, coal-fired plant provides LES 101 MW of energy.