Kansas-based Tradewind Energy is partnering with Facebook and the Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska on the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project in Dixon County, Neb.
Once operational, the 320 MW wind farm will provide clean energy to Facebook’s Papillion, Neb., data center. Being developed by Tradewind, the project will be located roughly 100 miles from the facility.
Tradewind says 200 MW of the energy from the project will be used for the data center, and 120 MW will be available to other buyers. Facebook estimates the project will create up to 300 construction jobs.
“This wind project would not be built without Facebook’s commitment and the energy requirements of our data center,” Facebook says.
“Tradewind is proud to partner with Facebook and help lead our industry in the shift that is occurring toward sustainability in the power sector,” adds Tradewind.