Ørsted has completed a 230MW wind farm in Wayne County Nebraska. The Plum Creek onshore wind project is made up of 82 wind turbines and represents the first operational project for Ørsted in Nebraska.
Ørsted has entered into agreements with a variety of companies, including Vail Resorts, J.M. Smucker and Avery Dennison, to purchase the produced power.
Plum Creek will not only help these organizations reach their renewable energy goals with safe , reliable and low-cost electricity, but the project will also generate more than $3 million annually in local economic benefits in the Wayne County region.
“Thanks to our team working on this project and our dedicated partners for their focus and determination in delivering the project on schedule despite the very challenging circumstances we face today. Plum Creek is our first project in SPP (Southwest Power Pool) territory, a market which will play an important part of our ongoing growth in North America. The second project, Willow Creek, financed as a portfolio with Plum Creek, is on schedule for completion later this year.”Neil O’Donovan, Ørsted senior VP and COO of Onshore.
Ørsted supplied Plum Creek collaborating with a consortium of leading tax tax equity suppliers, suppliers of equipment and building companies, including GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables as tax equity suppliers, GE Renewables and Blattner Energy.
“GE Renewable Energy is proud to be a part of the Plum Creek wind project, working together to deliver, install and commission 82 units during this unprecedented time. Our high-tech 2.8-127 turbines are ideal for this region and will help to bring clean, affordable renewable energy to Ørsted’s customers now and well into the future. We are very pleased to continue to build upon our long-standing partnership with the Ørsted onshore team and their predecessor Lincoln Clean Energy to bring more than 2.5GW of onshore wind into operation by the end of 2020.”Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for onshore wind, Americas.