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Major Windfarm in the future for Gage and Jefferson Counties

A major wind farm appears to be in the near future for Gage and Jefferson Counties.

New Era Energy Resources announced last week their plans to build a $138 million facility, located between Steele City and Odell with 32-426 foot tall wind turbines planned for Jefferson County and a dozen in Gage County.

They will be linked by underground cables and connected to Nebraska Public Power District’s substation in Steele City.  There’s going to be an informational Open House at the Diller Opera House on Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to discuss the project.  If the project is approved by leaders in both counties, construction is planned to start in July with completion by the end of the year.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.