ECC approached WECC to assist in developing a renewable
energy project for the Army Corps of Engineers in Nebraska. The original goal
was to use wind turbines to offset the energy needs of multiple lift stations.
WECC performed wind resource assessments modeling a variety of turbines in the
wind conditions at the project site. A number of siting challenges caused the
turbines to be re-sited multiple times as the project progressed. Ultimately
the siting challenges proved too great and WECC performed a solar resource
assessment and siting that led to the installation of 25kW photovoltaic
installations at two project sites. WECC provided assistance in managing the
interconnection application process with the utility while providing general
oversight of the installation process.