Wind farm projects like Milligan 1 offer important benefits for the local economy, landowners and environment.
There are now more than 57,000 wind turbines operating in 41 states.
Nebraska alone has 1,972 MW of installed capacity and Milligan 1 Wind will increase capacity by 15%
In 2018 the U.S. wind industry supported 114,000 jobs across all 50 states. Nebraska has provided more than 3,000 wind energy jobs.
As a result of wind energy, Nebraska has seen a $3.5 billion cumulative investment in the state.
Wind energy pays landowners across the U.S. $245 million in lease payments every year.
Wind energy has zero emissions and uses 5 times less water than traditional energy sources.
Wind energy avoided 201 million metric tons of CO2 in 2018.
The average wind farm leaves 98 percent of the land undisturbed, leaving it free for other uses like farming and ranching.
Studies show that wind has the lowest impacts on wildlife and their surrounding habitats of any large-scale way to generate electricity.