Apex plans 300MW in Nebraska
Cornhusker Harvest project slated for commercial operations in 2019
US developer Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of a 300MW wind project in southeast Nebraska.
Saline County officials have approved Apex’s request to install a meteorological tower for wind resource studies at the site, which spans parts of Fillmore and Saline counties.
The Cornhusker Harvest project has entered the Southwest Power Pool queue for 227.7MW and Apex expects to file for the remaining 75.9MW in the spring.
Existing high-voltage power lines and highways would limit the need for new infrastructure, said the developer.
Local property owners formed the Saline County Wind Association and have negotiated a common landowner wind lease agreement with Apex.
The developer estimates the Cornhusker Harvest scheme will generate annual tax revenue for the community of $3518 per megawatt, or about $1m.
Apex aims to start commercial operation in 2019.