Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), Ørsted’s U.S. onshore company, issued the final notice to proceed on its 230-MW Plum Creek wind facility in Wayne County, Nebraska. This follows the final investment decision from Ørsted’s Board of Directors.
The wind farm is expected to be operational in 2020 and will generate enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes annually. LCE now has 670 MW of wind facilities under construction across three states: Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
LCE has entered into long-term power purchase agreements for the facility’s power with The J.M. Smucker Company, Vail Resorts, and Avery Dennison Corporation.
“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,” said Declan Flanagan, chief executive officer 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.”
Frank Sullivan, senior vice president for strategy at Lincoln Clean Energy, is participating in a panel on utility-scale wind in the Wind and Solar Knowledge Hub at POWERGEN International this November.
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms and bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers.