Cornhusker Harvest Wind Project Profile

Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Cornhusker Harvest, a wind energy project expected to generate up to 300 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. Local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is ideal for a project of this size, which will produce enough safe, pollution-free energy to power up to 110,000 U.S. homes.

Apex is working with local landowners, community leaders, and various stakeholders on the project and welcomes input into the planning process. Located in both Fillmore and Saline Counties, the project site has these key attributes:

  • Verified wind resource
  • Expansive private land
  • Existing high-voltage transmission lines
  • Minimizes environmental impacts

Local Economic Benefits

  • Enough power for about 110,000 U.S. homes (300 MW)
  • Hundreds of jobs and significant local spending during construction
  • Up to 10 full-time local jobs for operations and maintenance
  • Annual tax revenue for the community of $3,518 per megawatt, or about $1,055,400
  • Taxpayers protected against decommissioning costs
  • 30 years of annual revenue for county, local landowners, and local schools, totaling millions of dollars
  • Existing high-voltage power lines and highways would limit the need for new infrastructure

 

The Cornhusker Harvest Wind project provides an opportunity to help address Nebraska’s growing electricity demand with clean, homegrown energy, while diversifying Saline and Fillmore County's economy and supporting jobs in the local community.

Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is actively developing Cornhusker Harvest Wind, which is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 110,000 homes annually.

Located in rural Saline and Fillmore County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, the area under consideration is suitable for a wind energy project based on local wind data and these attributes:

  • Verified wind resource
  • Existing high-voltage power lines
  • Expansive private land
  • Proximity to state highways

Apex is working to engage state and local stakeholders to ensure your questions are answered. This website includes information about wind energy, Cornhusker Harvest Wind, and important upcoming events. Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions, and stay up to date on project news and developments as the project moves forward.