Scottsbluff community solar project delayed but construction expected to start soon

January 9, 2017

Scottsbluff, Neb. – If you were wondering when the new community solar project in Scottsbluff at the Nebraska Public Power District office was going to be installed . . . it’s still coming.

“We have had a delay in construction due to material shortages and delivery issues,” said NPPD Retail General Manager Tim Arlt. “We will be making contact with Scottsbluff customers who have signed up for the program to explain the delay and keep them in the loop as to when the solar unit would begin operation.”

Arlt indicated that construction is expected to begin in the next week, and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Of the solar shares made available to the community, all 135 have been sold and accounted for, although NPPD would continue taking names to be placed on a waiting list. “We had positive feedback from customers in Scottsbluff from the beginning and they showed their interest by becoming part of this community solar project,” Arlt added.

While that construction begins soon, drivers are urged to be cautious driving along the construction site in front of the NPPD Operations Center at the intersection of Belt Line Highway and First Avenue.

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