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NPPD cutting ribbon on new community solar facility

February 25, 2020

Columbus, Neb. – The time has come to celebrate the launch of a new community solar farm with the official ribbon cutting for the Scottsbluff II project.

The new addition to the Scottsbluff community’s renewable energy portfolio is set to go live on March 1, with the ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. March 2. “We are very excited to cut the ribbon and celebrate the official launch of Scottsbluff II,” says Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Vice-President and Retail General Manager Tim Arlt. “The Scottsbluff II project is a great partnership between the city of Scottsbluff – NPPD and N-Solar and these combined efforts are what made this project a reality.”

Speakers at Monday’s ribbon cutting will include Scottsbluff Mayor Raymond Gonzales, City Manager Nathan Johnson, representatives from N-Solar and NPPD subdivision 5 Board Director and Scottsbluff resident Charlie Kennedy. The ceremony is set to take place in the Landers Memorial Soccer Complex parking lot at 4205 5th Avenue just outside the new solar facility.

NPPD worked with N-Solar, who was brought on as the developer for the 4.375-megawatt solar project. A project that is expected to provide $2 to $2.5 million in energy cost savings to the City of Scottsbluff over a 25-year agreement period with the capability to generate the same amount of energy needed to power approximately 665 homes when operating at full capacity.

In the event of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will be rescheduled.

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