A company proposed building a 200-megawatt wind farm right after a new Nebraska law encouraging wind power development took effect.
Invenergy submitted a proposal to the Nebraska Power Review Board on Thursday to spend $448 million installing 133 wind turbines on about 45,000 acres of Antelope and Boone counties in northeast Nebraska.
State Sen. Chris Langemeier of Schuyler says the application from Chicago-based Invenergy suggests the law will have a positive impact.
The law took effect Thursday.
Passed by the Legislature this spring, it is designed to make it easier for private companies to develop Nebraska wind power. There were concerns about how some of the laws governing Nebraska's publicly owned utilities would affect private power developments.
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