The two Nebraska utilities operating a coal-burning power plant south of Lincoln, have agreed to dissolve a decades-old contract for 30 percent of power generated by the plant. The boards for both Lincoln Electric System and Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the 225-megawatt Sheldon Station, are formulating an exit plan to end their participation in the plant. Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the plant, intends to convert one of two steam boilers to burn hydrogen. Over the past several years, Liincoln Electric has expanded its renewable energy generation and last year produced enough electricity from renewable sources, most of it wind, to equal 48 percent of demand from its customers. It says it no longer needs the output from Sheldon Station.
– via the Lincoln Star Journal