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.
The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project’s primary interconnection option is a 230 kV line owned by NPPD that runs east/west through the southern part of the project site.
To be determined.
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
More than 100 landowners and over 20,000 acres will be involved in the project.
The power from the project will be marketed to both local and regional utilities.
The developer of the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project is TradeWind Energy, LLC (“TradeWind”), which is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. The senior managers of TradeWind have over 100 years of combined experience in the independent power development business including acquisitions and project development across the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as significant regulated utility experience.span>
Key Project Attributes:
- The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project is anticipated to be one of the most productive wind projects in Nebraska.
- When completed, the project will produce enough power for approximately 60,000 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, 2,000 tons of NOx per year, and 2,800 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.