AURORA, Neb. — By a unanimous vote last week, the Hamilton County Board rejected a plan for a wind power generation facility in the county.
All five board members voted to deny a conditional-use permit for the project. The permit was sought by Hamilton County Wind, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluestem Energy Solutions.
Hamilton County Wind proposed building four GE 2.82 megawatt towers, which together would have produced a total of 11.28 megawatts.
Each tower would have been 292 feet tall. From the ground to the tip of the blade, the total height of each structure would have been 497 feet. “That’s pretty tall,” County Board Chairman Rich Nelson said after Monday’s meeting.