Construction starts on Nebraska wind farm that will sell electricity to Facebook for Omaha-area data center

By Cole Epley, Omaha World-Herald

Construction began Tuesday on the Dixon County, Nebraska, wind farm from which Facebook will buy electricity to power its massive Omaha-area data center. Survey work and site preparation will begin immediately, officials from Boston-area Enel Green Power North America said, and turbine deliveries are expected in June. “We’ll start road work before winter sets in, and major construction work will begin after the winter,” said Mark McGrail, associate vice president for energy management for Enel Green Power North America.

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Image: Rendition of Papillion Facebook Data Center by Facebook.