The US State of Nebraska is planning to add 7,800MW of wind energy to its power grid by 2030, the equivalent of a coal plant.

Out of a possible 7,800MW of electricity produced, the state will export 5,000MW to big cities in the east, the state government has said.

There are also talks to set up a wind farm between the towns of Bloomfield and Randolph, which is expected to generate about 600MW.

An interim study on wind energy by the Nebraska Legislature is being carried out and is due to for completion in December 2009.