CCC wind turbine source of energy, education

| June 30, 2017

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A planned addition to the curriculum at Central Community College-Hastings stands 432 feet tall.A wind turbine owned and operated by Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions was recently erected just southwest of the CCC-Hastings campus as part of a public-private partnership between Bluestem, the college and Hastings Utilities. The project includes one $4 million, 1.7-megawatt General Electric turbine, which rises 432 feet above the ground from the tip of a blade. The turbine is interconnected directly into Hastings Utilities’ subtransmission system, with all of the electricity being used locally.

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