About the project
The 230-megawatt (MW) Plum Creek Wind project is in Wayne County, Nebraska, and is expected to come online in 2020. It is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power up to 100,000 U.S. homes each year.
Once operational, the Plum Creek Wind project will create high-paying, local jobs and will result in over $3 million in local community benefits annually in the Wayne County area. This includes much needed property tax revenues, with some of the largest beneficiaries being the Norfolk and Windside school districts.
Construction work alone is expected to create approximately 250 temporary jobs and 7-10 high-paying, permanent jobs overseeing operations and maintenance.
The J.M. Smucker Company is the first to sign a long-term power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy for 60 MW of the 230 MW project.