Edison Mission Group, Nebraska Public Power District build wind farm

Crofton, Neb., April 19, 2012 — Edison Mission Group, a unit of Edison International, and Nebraska Public Power District announced that construction has started on a new wind project capable of producing enough energy to meet the needs of about 14,000 homes in Nebraska.

The Crofton Bluffs project is located in Knox County near the towns of Crofton and Bloomfield in northeast Nebraska, about 15 miles south of the South Dakota border. The site is adjacent to another EMG facility near Bloomfield, the Elkhorn Ridge wind project, which was commissioned in 2009.

Crofton Bluffs will be powered by 22 wind turbines capable of generating up to 42 MW of electricity. All of the power produced by the project will be sold to NPPD under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Construction of Crofton Bluffs is slated for completion by year's end. During construction the project will support about 20 local vendors and contribute about $2.8 million to the state in sales tax revenues.

Once completed, Crofton Bluffs will provide about $16 million in property and state tax revenues and lease payments to local landowners over the next 25 years. The wind farm will be managed primarily by existing staff currently operating the adjacent Elkhorn Ridge project, with potential to add four new positions to support operations at Crofton Bluffs.

In addition to Crofton Bluffs and Elkhorn Ridge, EMG also operates the Laredo Ridge wind farm near Petersburg in Boone County and is building the Broken Bow wind project in Custer County.

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