By Reece Ristau, Omaha World-Herald
When employees of the Facebook data center in Papillion go to work each day, they’ll be greeted by a colorful 76-foot mural made by a Nebraskan, for Nebraskans. Created by Omaha native Justin Queal, the mural incorporates themes and images familiar to locals — like a monarch butterfly akin to the ones emblazoned on Papillion’s water towers and an overhead view of crop fields — all set against a backdrop heavy with rich, Husker red. Read more here.
Facebook photo of one section of the mural created by local artist Justin Queal.
Previously Posted News Stories & Editorial
- How do corporate wind deals benefit local communities?, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
It’s clear that states that make it easy to buy renewable energy have a competitive edge over others when attracting corporate investment. What do the community benefits of non-utility wind deals look like? Case studies of wind farms with corporate investments in Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma provide good examples. Enel Photo of Nebraska’s Rattlesnake Creek Wind Farm.
- Enel Green Power brings online 620 MW of new wind capacity in the United States, News Release
- Facebook expands Nebraska data center presence, The Wire, OPPD Blog
- Papillion Data Center Expanding to Six Buildings, Facebook News Release
- Facebook to tap the wind for power to Papillion plant, WOWT News
- OPPD, Facebook collaboration opens opportunities for public power: Burke, American Public Power Association
- Effort to bring Facebook data center to Sarpy County took 6 years of swinging and missing,
- New Facebook data center is a major win for Nebraska and Sarpy County, Omaha World Herald Editorial