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Details shared on Sholes wind farm proposal

By Jerry Guenther, Norfolk Daily News

Philip Clement, project director for renewable development at NextEra, said his company will look toward Wayne State and Northeast Community College for employees to be trained in the industry. “That’s the goal, hopefully to develop the skill set in the local areas so we can hire these people to work at the wind farm and keep the people in Wayne,” Clement said. He said the economic benefits include that almost $600,000 in property tax revenues will be generated annually to Wayne County, making it the largest taxpaying entity in the county. The project is estimated to be in operation for about 30 years.

Click here to read the entire article and some of the answers provided during the meeting’s Q&A.

Photo: Dr. Chuck Parker, a Wayne State College professor of economic development, serves as moderator and explains the ground rules for a public meeting Wednesday evening at the Wayne Fire Hall. Before the meeting ended, nearly all 150 chairs were filled along with some people standing. Credit: Norfolk Daily News / Jerry Guenther

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Norfolk Energy Meeting Tuesday

Thank you to Clean Energy Nebraska for sharing the following announcement: 

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The Norfolk Daily News is hosting a community conversation on Nebraska’s energy future on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 5:30 pm at Northeast Community College, Cox Activities Center Theatre.  A panel discussion will include Pat Pope, Nebraska Public Power District CEO, Energy Office Director David Bracht, and Jeff Sylvester from Black Hills Energy. We encourage you to attend and voice your support for clean energy solutions like solar, wind and energy efficiency.   – Clean Energy Nebraska: www.cleanenergynebraska.org