Lyons, Neb. -- A Lyons native who is spearheading the Burt County Wind project presented the potential for developing separate alternative energy projects to Lyons City Council members earlier this week.
Graham Christensen of Omaha, president of GC Resolve, said Northeast Nebraska can work on setting up its infrastructure for renewable energy projects, and Lyons has an unusual situation in regard to its utility contract in that some local energy development is allowed to occur.
He asked the council for a copy of the city's contracts to sell its electricity to the Nebraska Public Power District and Western Area Power Administration for transmission to examine the potential for wind or solar power endeavors.
"This is about long-term savings. This is about Lyons being an appealing community for young people to come because they have cheaper energy," Christensen said. "It's the right thing to do because there's no emissions and it's environmentally friendly."