Wind plant needs buyers of electricity to get aloft

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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00 am

OAKLAND, Neb. — A small wind farm planned near this small town is ready to begin construction except for one major snag — no one, so far, wants to buy the electricity it will produce.

The 22 farmers behind Burt County Wind LLC are trying to change that by convincing Nebraska utilities that they need to look past the slightly higher cost of the energy produced by small wind farms and consider the bigger economic impact that such projects would provide.

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