A 200 MW wind farm generates approximately $1,325,200 in property tax revenue annually. In a rural Nebraska county this would equal:
-Approximately 39% increase in property tax revenue,
-Equivalent to approximately $6,626 per MW per year to the county,
-Of which, approximately $4,770 will be distributed to the local public schools.
Developing 1,000 MW of wind power in Nebraska:
-Cumulative economic benefits: $1.1 billion
Increasing wind generation by 20% of the national electricity would benefit Nebraska by:
-Creating ~3,100 long term jobs,
-Creating ~25,000 temporary jobs,
-Increasing property taxes revenues by ~$31 million annually, and
-Creating payments to landowners for leases of ~$21 million annually.