Nemaha County adopts resolution to establish wind farm in four Nemaha County townships

The Nemaha County Commission unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution for the conditional use permit for the purpose of constructing and operating a wind project in Nemaha County.

A public hearing was held after Alan Anderson – an attorney representing NextEra Energy Resources – came before the board on Monday, Nov. 28, requesting the commissioners to adopt the conditional use permit resolution before the end of 2016.

More than 15 people attended the hour-long public hearing held Monday, Dec. 12. After hearing both support and opposition about the project which would establish a Wind Energy District in portions of Harrison, Red Vermillion, Reilly and Wetmore townships, the commissioners approved resolution 2016-8.

According to a NextEra company representative, development of the wind farm – which will contain 40 wind turbines – will not begin until a buyer is found for the electric power that is produced.

(Read more: Sabetha Herald)