SE Nebraska Wind Farm Gets Approval from County Board
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) —
The Gage County Board of Supervisors has approved a special use permit
to allow a proposed $138 million wind farm in southeast Nebraska that
straddles the county line with Jefferson County.
unanimously approved the measure Wednesday for the Steele Flats Wind
Farm, and it follows a special use permit approval by the Jefferson
County Board of Commissioners.
Florida-based NextEra Energy
Resources, the project's developer, must now finalize a decommissioning
plan for the board and seek construction permits.
The 75 megawatt
wind farm is expected to be operational by the end of the year. It will
include 32 wind turbines in Jefferson County and 12 in Gage County.