Will Obama make fun of these jobs, too?
The AP reports:
Construction of a $138 million wind farm is underway in southeast Nebraska, and the work is already starting to benefit the area.
A series of flatbed trucks loaded with sections of the 262-foot-tall wind turbines will begin arriving soon, the Lincoln Journal Star reported (http://bit.ly/13JnMFq ).
The 75-megawatt project is being built by NextEra Energy Resources in southwest Gage and southeast Jefferson counties. When the wind farm is complete later this year, it will have 44 turbines.
“We can build a wind project in the same time a person can build a home,” said David Farkas, the project’s civil/mechanical superintendent.
The Nebraska Public Power District has agreed to buy all the power from the site. Most of the power will go to communities and utilities NPPD serves statewide, but spokesman Mark Becker said some of the power will go to an unnamed industrial customer.
More than 120 workers are building the wind farm. When it’s complete, five full-time employees will operate the site…