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OPPD talks solar power at directors meeting

The Prospero Solar project just north of Odessa, Texas, will have a capacity of 379 megawatts, which is enough to power around 72,000 homes based on the national average, the Solar Energy Industries Association said. (Photo: Pexels)
The Prospero Solar project just north of Odessa, Texas, will have a capacity of 379 megawatts, which is enough to power around 72,000 homes based on the national average, the Solar Energy Industries Association said. (Photo: Pexels)(KOSA)
Published: Oct. 17, 2019 at 2:55 PM CDT
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OPPD’s Board of Directors is meeting Thursday to hear a recommendation for what could be the largest utility-grade solar presence in Nebraska.

With a natural gas back-up, the meeting will also address the addition of modernized natural gas assets.

and become more environmentally friendly. Plans include adding between 400 and 600 megawatts in solar with a natural gas backup, replacing remaining coal assets with natural gas, and adding grid voltage support devices as the grid continues to evolve.

The vote will be held in November, but OPPD wants to hear from customers

on their website through Friday, November, 8.

Thursday’s meeting will be recorded live

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