The Nebraska Microgrid Project is a smart grid project located in Nebraska, US. The project was commissioned in 2021.


The Nebraska Microgrid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is a microgrid, renewable integration project with a rated capacity of 29MW. It is implemented in the town/community.

The smart grid project is developed by Lincoln Electric System.

The Nebraska Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– 300 kW Solar Power Supply
– 500 kW Thermal Power Supply

Nebraska Microgrid Project development status

The commissioning of Nebraska Microgrid Project was completed in 2021.

Contractors involved

Lincoln Electric System will construct and complete the Nebraska Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– Lincoln Electric System (LES) in Nebraska has put a 29-megawatt (MW) microgrid in service at virtually no cost.
– The generator is designed to follow load, to handle the distributed energy resources in the downtown area, which include five customer-sited solar facilities totaling about 300 kilowatts (kW) and a 500-kW, six-hour thermal energy storage system that uses chilled water to store energy and defray cooling costs.

About Lincoln Electric System

Lincoln Electric System (LES) is a public utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. It generates power from its own coal, gas, oil and wind-based power plants, and has interests in coal and wind-based power plants. It also purchases power through contracts with other generation utilities including wind and hydropower generation facilities to meet the demand for electricity in the region. The company supplies electricity to residential, commercial and industrial retail customers and governmental properties. Its service area includes Lancaster County in Nebraska, including the cities of Lincoln, Walton, Prairie Home, Waverly, Cheney and Emerald. LES is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the US.


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