Northeast Nebraska wind farm project on hold

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A large wind farm project planned for northeast Nebraska has been shelved because the builder couldn't get a power company to commit to buying the electricity it would generate.

The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1b47tEc ) reports the project planned by TradeWind Energy of Lenexa, Kan., is on hold unless the company gets a deal signed to sell the energy.

Construction was to begin on the Rattlesnake Creed Wind Project in Dixon County, near the towns of Allen, Emerson and Wakefield by the end of this year so it could qualify for federal tax breaks.

Frank Costanza, TradeWind's executive vice president, says the company is still working with local utilities in Nebraska but it's unlikely to come together by year's end.

The project would produce enough power for about 60,000 homes.
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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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