Invenergy Selects IEA to Build Thunderhead Wind Energy Center


Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA), a construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, has been awarded a contract for the buildout of the Thunderhead Wind Energy Center in Antelope and Wheeler counties in Nebraska.

The project, which is being developed by Chicago-based Invenergy, will consist of 108 GE turbines with 300 MW of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid.

Work on the project began in November, with completion scheduled for September 2020. The scope of IEA’s work includes construction of project access roads and turbine foundations, as well as erection of the turbines.

The contract was secured by IEA Constructors, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects.

“The Thunderhead wind farm is an important example of the wind projects that continue to fill our pipeline,” says JP Roehm, IEA’s CEO. “IEA has developed a strong reputation for delivering efficiently and safely on wind projects throughout North America, and new business momentum is solid as a result.”

IEA has assembled more than 7,200 wind turbines across North America. Invenergy has developed 150 projects with more than 24 GW of capacity.

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