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Infographic: Go inside a wind turbine

July 30, 2018 | Laura King-Homan | how does that work, infographic, renewables
wind turbine

A wind turbine sits in an open field, moving with the wind and generating electricity for customers who may live miles away.

The use of renewable energy resources has grown in recent years at OPPD. The recent groundbreaking of the Sholes Wind Energy Center in northeast Nebraska will bring the utility close to having 40 percent of its generation come from renewables.

But how does “wind energy” work? How does electricity that was generated in a field get to homes and businesses? The following infographic details how.

>> Download a PDF of the infographic <<

RENEW_How Wind Power Works

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About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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