The Lower Snake River Wind Project will be built on nearly 40,000 acres of leased farmland. Ninety-eight percent of the land will be remain available for crops after the 149 turbines are installed. The farmers will receive lease and royalty payments, utility officials said.
“Wind power and wheat farming are great
partners, and we look forward to this new opportunity for families in our
area,” said Alesia Ruchert, managing director for
The project will employ about 150 construction workers. About 25 workers will be needed to run the wind facility.