“We are thrilled to see the Sholes Wind Energy Center being built in Wayne County,” says Luke Virgil, executive director of Wayne Area Economic Development. “We believe the project will generate more than just renewable electricity. We believe it will create great jobs, provide new income for landowners and establish collaborative partnerships between various entities, which should generate long-term stability in the area. Further, the project creates new revenue streams for the county and area schools, which may help to ease the increasing burden of property taxes on landowners.”
In addition, NextEra Energy Resources has pledged to sponsor tours of the Nebraska State Capitol for all fourth grade students in Wayne and Stanton counties for the operational life of the Sholes Wind Energy Center.