Construction has started on BHE Renewables’ 400-megawatt Grande Prairie wind farm located in Holt County, Nebraska.
Mortenson Construction is constructing the project. Its scope of work will include the erection of 200 sets of Vestas 1-megawatt turbines and the engineering, procurement and construction of foundations, access roads, underground collection systems, two substations and a transmission line. The construction of roads and foundations is currently underway and erection of turbines will begin in May of 2016.
BHE Renewables is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Once the project is completed in December of 2016, it will generate clean renewable energy for the equivalent of approximately 120,000 average Nebraska homes.