Ørsted has completed a 230 MW wind farm in Nebraska's Wayne County, US. Plum Creek consists of 82 wind turbines and represents Ørsted's first operational project in Nebraska, further adding to the regional diversity of the portfolio. Even amidst global challenges, the project was completed on schedule and brings Ørsted's operational onshore capacity to 1.6 GW.
Ørsted has entered into agreements with a number of companies to purchase the power generated, including Vail Resorts, The J.M. Smucker Company and the Avery Dennison Corporation. Not only will Plum Creek help these organisations meet their renewable energy targets with clean, secure and low-cost energy, the project will also yield over US$ 3 million in local community benefits annually in the Wayne County area. Some of the largest beneficiaries are the Norfolk and Windside school districts in addition to other sectors of the community, including emergency services, the local hospital, and community college.
Ørsted delivered Plum Creek working with a group of tax equity providers, equipment suppliers and construction companies, including GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables as tax equity providers, GE Renewables and Blattner Energy. All were instrumental to the smooth completion of the project.
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