Where is the project?
The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project is located in the rolling hills and high-yielding corn and soybean farmlands of far northeastern Nebraska. The project is located between the towns of Allen, Emerson, and Wakefield in Dixon County, Nebraska.
What transmission line does the project connect with?
The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project is expected to interconnect with the 230 kV transmission line owned by NPPD that runs east/west through the southern part of the project site.
What is the size of the project?
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
More than 100 landowners and over 32,000 acres will be involved in the project.
Who is buying the power?
The power from the project will be marketed to both local and regional electric utilities and is also suitable for exporting energy to eastern states.
Who developed the project?
The developer of the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project is Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Key Project Attributes:
- The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project will be one of the most productive wind projects in Nebraska.
- When completed, the project will produce enough power for approximately 90,000 homes.
- The project will take a minimal amount of acreage (1% to 2%) out of service, including land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
- The project’s construction and operation will utilize a considerable amount of local materials and labor providing both short term and long term economic benefits.
- The project has support from the local land owners as well as local governments.
- The project, when completed, will offset 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 3,000 tons of NOx per year, and 4,200 tons of SO2 per year.
- The project is expected to have no material effect on any threatened and or endangered species of birds or animals, based on third party studies commissioned by Tradewind Energy.