The largest wind generator in the nation is expanding operations in northeast Kansas.
The Nemaha County Commission approved Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources’ conditional use permit and wind farm plan, according to a report published in the Salina Journal on Friday.
State regulators granted the permit following a public hearing where 11 county residents voiced both support and opposition to the project.
NextEra Energy currently operates two wind farm projects in Oklahoma located in Harper and Woodward counties.
The company will greenlight the northeast Kansas project when they have a buyer for the electricity that will be produced. The construction plan includes 40 wind turbines to be erected in parts of four townships in Nemaha County.
NextEra Energy is a leading clean energy provider operating wind, natural gas, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear power plants across the nation. It currently has approximately 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity across 26 states and Canada.