Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Ørsted, has been issued a final notice to proceed on its Plum Creek wind facility in Wayne County, Neb.
This notice follows a final investment decision from Ørsted’s board of directors.
The 230 MW wind farm, expected to be operational in 2020, will generate enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes annually. LCE will now have 670 MW of wind under construction across Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
LCE has long-term power purchase agreements for the project with The J.M. Smucker Co., Vail Resorts and Avery Dennison Corp.
“We are happy to announce that the Plum Creek facility has reached this important milestone that keeps us on target to achieve commercial operation by 2020,” says Declan Flanagan, CEO of LCE. “Plum Creek is an excellent addition to the growing LCE portfolio and expands our geographic footprint in the attractive Southwest Power Pool market, which serves the Central United States.”