The Antelope County Board of Supervisors last week lent their assistance to construction of an operations/maintenance (O&M) building for the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Farm.
Supervisors approved the application for a permit submitted by Prairie Breeze to place a permanent electric line beneath 520 Avenue which will be used for communication cable to connect from wind turbines to the O&M building which is presently under construction on the northwest edge of Elgin. All work on the electric line will be done to state specs.
The building frame is up and there are rumors that at least one hiring has been made to work at the O&M building. At the wind farm, commissioning continues on the 118 wind turbines located primarily in Antelope and Boone counties.
Construction of the wind farm is expected to be completed sometime this spring. Once operational, sometime later this year, power generated will be sold to Omaha Public Power District.
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