Prairie Breeze Wind Energy to Sell Power to OPPD

The Omaha Public Power District on Thursday agreed to buy 200 megawatts from the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center near Elgin, just west of Norfolk.

OPPD would start receiving power by Jan. 1, 2014, from the 120 wind turbines to be built on 25,000 acres in Antelope, Boone and Madison counties.

The turbines will generate power for about 60,000 homes, according to Chicago-based developer Invenergy. The total capital investment is about $350 million.