Berkshire unit says it plans to build wind farm, sell all power to Omaha Public Power District

Source: By The Associated Press • Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — Officials say a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to build a 400-megawtt wind farm in northeast Nebraska and sell all the power to Omaha Public Power District.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, BHE Renewables, bought Grande Prairie Farm from Geronimo Energy, of Edina, Minnesota. BHE didn’t disclose the purchase price. Geronimo had bought it from a Chicago developer in 2013. The other companies have arranged leases, obtained permits and completed other development steps.

Construction is expected to begin this summer on the site, which is situated about a dozen miles northeast of O’Neill, and be finished next year.