Invenergy, a global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, has announced the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-MW Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska.
The project supported 275 workers during peak construction and will create 11 permanent full-time operations and maintenance jobs for the long-term operation of the project. Upstream says it will contribute approximately $2 million annually to the local economy through tax payments, lease payments to participating landowners, and wages and benefits for employees.
“We are proud to grow our investment in Nebraska and to continue our track record of project execution and strong community relationships,” said Mick Baird, Senior Vice President, Renewable Development for Invenergy. “WEC is an ideal partner for Invenergy given their commitment to renewable energy.”
Invenergy and WEC Energy Group signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement for WEC Energy Group’s acquisition of an 80% interest in the project. Invenergy will retain a 20% interest and provide operations and maintenance, asset management and energy management services for the project.
“We commend Invenergy for achieving commercial operation and are pleased to partner with them in the deployment of this valuable renewable energy resource,” said Dan Krueger, Executive Vice President, WEC Infrastructure.
This is the fourth project Invenergy has successfully developed and built in Nebraska.
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