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Madison company wants to build Nebraska’s largest wind farm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two companies are teaming up to build Nebraska’s largest wind farm.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported Tuesday that Way Wind LLC of Madison and Nordex USA of Frankfurt, Germany, want to put 48 turbines on up to 8,000 acres near Winside in Wayne County in northeast Nebraska.

The combined output would be 120 megawatts, or enough power for nearly 47,000 homes. Currently, the state’s two largest wind farms produce 81 megawatts of power. Those are in Boone and Knox counties.

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WIND FARM PROJECT PROFILE PAGE

Wes Slaymaker, a partner in Way Wind, says the project is expected to cost around $250 million. He said the companies still have to submit an application to the Nebraska Power Review Board, but he hopes the wind farm will be operational by the end of 2013.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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