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Up-Close Look: Bluestem and Burt County Solar-Plus-Storage Project

Up-Close Look: Bluestem and Burt County Solar-Plus-Storage Project

With one of the first Tesla Megapack battery storage systems in the Midwest, Burt County Public Power District has become a leader in distributed renewable energy in the region. The solar-plus-storage project, owned and operated by Bluestem, went online in June and is directly interconnected to BCPPD’s distribution system. Check out the video below to hear from Jon Dockhorn, General Manager of BCPPD, and from Boyd Jones Construction project superintendent Adam Schafersman.   View Post »
Pollinator-Friendly Solar, Explained

Pollinator-Friendly Solar, Explained

What is pollinator-friendly solar? Pollinator-friendly solar is the careful practice of creating native habitats for bees and butterflies at solar... View Post »
Battery Energy Storage Systems, Explained

Battery Energy Storage Systems, Explained

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) enable energy from renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, to be stored and released... View Post »
Bluestem Energy Solutions announces the first utility scale solar PV plus lithium-ion battery storage project to be built in tandem in the state of Nebraska!

Bluestem Energy Solutions announces the first utility scale solar PV plus lithium-ion battery storage project to be built in tandem in the state of Nebraska!

Burt County Public Power and Bluestem Energy Solutions agree to preliminary terms and price on a solar plus storage generation... View Post »

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is here to stay. How are you preparing?

State legislators that have imposed cap-and-trade-style programs to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector have created a competitive... View Post »

Why, and How, Utilities Should Start to Manage Climate-Change Risk

The cost of extreme weather is already high, and the frequency and the cost to life and property of extreme... View Post »

All-Clean Power Goals Trending Among Climate-Wary States

One hundred percent carbon-free electricity mandates are becoming a trend nationwide—but only in blue states, not red ones. Hawaii passed the... View Post »
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