The “Nebraska Wind Application Center” is being made possible at the University of Nebraska with funds from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory according to Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Head – Department of Electrical Engineering. Receiving an energy research grants from the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) for Low-Cost Production of Hydrogen from Wind Sources started Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Head – Department of Electrical Engineering and his project team focusing on wind-related issues. As a direct result, Dr. Hudgins worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and received $120,000 in total funding to develop the Nebraska Wind Applications Center to run the “Wind for Schools” in Nebraska. The project will receive $40,000 per year for the next three years. Click here for the Wind for Schools Program Overview. In addition to this wind work, Dr. Hudgins is the leader of the 21st Century Power Generating Systems focus area of The Future of UNL Energy Sciences Programs: 2007-2011 and the Principal Investigator for a second NCESR-funded research project titled The Viability of Wind Generation for Farm & Rural Communities.