Nebraska has some of the best wind energy resources in the nation, yet, wind energy only accounts for 4.8% of Nebraska’s energy generation. Wind power is capable of meeting 118 times Nebraska’s current electricity needs, but we still rely on imports to meet our demand.
Statistics make it easy to forget the communities behind the numbers.
Broken Bow’s wind development, for example, has created 400 construction jobs, 23 permanent positions, and $16 million in direct community investment. As a result, Custer County receives an extra $185,000 in annual tax revenue.