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Nebraska sails past 1K megawatts of wind-energy capacity


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With the raising of a 400-megawatt wind farm in the state, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity.

Nebraska's turbines provide over 1,300 megawatts of capacity with more on the way, looking to take advantage of the state's largely untapped wind potential, the Lincoln Journal Star ( reported.

The American Wind Energy Association said Nebraska is the 18th state to join the group of gigawatt-level wind energy states.

The association reported last month that wind accounted for over 10 percent of elec...

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