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 (formerly known as Salt Valley Generating Station)
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
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 Plant
LES began receiving energy from a share of the Laredo Ridge Wind
Plant 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 the power will be delivered through Nebraska Public
Crofton Bluffs Wind
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
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.
Owned by Nebraska Public Power District, LES participates by
purchasing 30 percent of output, or about 68 MW.
Owned by Nebraska Public Power District, LES participates
by purchasing 8 percent of output, or about 109 MW.
Western Area Power
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 with 101 MW of energy.