Major Wind Farm Being Built in Southeast Nebraska

windmill(AP) — Construction of a 75-megawatt wind farm is underway in southeast Nebraska.

A series of flatbed trucks loaded with sections of the 262-foot-tall wind turbines will begin arriving soon.

The $138 million project is being built by NextEra Energy Resources in southwest Gage and southeast Jefferson counties.

The Nebraska Public Power District has agreed to buy all the power from the site.

When the wind farm is complete later this year, it will have 44 tubines.

Diller Village Clerk Leatha Christ says the area is already seeing some economic benefits because many of the workers building the towers are camping in Diller and Steele City.