NextEra Energy Resources to open local offices, host open houses for new wind project
Submitted by Conlan Kennedy, Communication Specialist
NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), is hosting two open house events and opening local offices for a prospective wind energy project in Nemaha County. The project, Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, includes up to 120 wind turbines and is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and bring millions of dollars of economic impact to the area.
“We are very excited about the Soldier Creek project,” said Spencer Jenkins, associate project manager for NextEra Energy Resources. “The project is expected to generate millions of dollars in additional revenue to landowners and local communities as it produces clean, home-grown energy for the state.”
The Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center will provide an economic boost for Nemaha County, creating approximately 200 jobs during the construction phase, and up to 20 full-time jobs to support the project once it becomes operational. The project is also expected to provide more than $50 million in payments to local landowners. Construction is set begin in early 2019.
Westar Energy will purchase 100 percent of the energy produced by the Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center. An affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources will build, own and operate the project. The energy will serve customers of Westar through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
NextEra Energy Resources is hosting two open house events to share information with the project, answer questions and offer landowners opportunities to partner with the project.
• Monday, Aug. 20, 5 to 7 p.m., Corning Event Building, 6221 Fifth St., Corning
• Tuesday, Aug. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., The Main Event, 16 Main Street, Sabetha
NextEra Energy Resources also is opening two offices in Nemaha County. One office will be located at 408 Main Street in Seneca. The second office will be opening at Room No. 19 in the Glacial Hills Business Resource Center, 913 Dakota in Sabetha. Both offices are now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“We encourage residents to come to our offices and learn more about NextEra Energy Resources,” Jenkins said. “Everyone is welcome to stop by, ask questions and find out more about this exciting project.”
Those who have questions about the project, can email the NextEra Energy Resources team at SoldierCreekWind@nexteraenergy.com.
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, “NextEra Energy Resources”), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with more than 19,000 megawatts of net generating capacity, primarily in 32 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest operator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.