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City negotiates wheeling rates for local wind farm


At a recent emergency meeting for the Kimball Board of Public Works, the board negotiated the following terms for the wheeling rate, the rate that is charged to transport electrical energy.

Sandhills Energy has agreed to make a one-time, upfront, payment of $250,000 to the City of Kimball for the wheeling rate.

Additionally, according to Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean, the company has agreed to the following conditions:

(a) Kimball Wind LLC pays the City of Kimball a facility charge of $2,500 per month with no annual escalation, equating to $30,000 each year over the initial 20-year co...

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