The latest wind farm to be built in Nebraska will be constructed by Orsted’s U.S. onshore company Lincoln Clean Energy.
The firm issued the Final Notice to Proceed on its Plum Creek wind farm in Wayne County located in the northeast part of the state. The investment decision was made by Orsted’s Board of Directors to build the 230 Mw wind farm that will be operational in 2020. Orsted is headquartered in Denmark.
Once completed, the wind project will generate enough electrical energy to power up to 100,000 homes a year. Lincoln Clean Energy has 670 Mw of wind facilities under construction in Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
LCE has entered into long-term power purchase agreements for the facility’s power with The J.M. Smucker Company, Vail Resorts, and Avery Dennison Corporation. Company CEO Declan Flanagan said the Plum Creek wind project will expand the company’s geographic footprint in the Southwest Power Pool market which serves the central part of the U.S.