Omaha company building wind turbine in Seward

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Construction is underway on a wind turbine in Seward.

Bluestem Energy Solutions announced this week that it is constructing a 1.7 megawatt wind turbine on a farm near the city of 7,000 about 20 miles west of Lincoln.

The wind turbine is a public-private partnership between the city of Seward and the Omaha-based energy company.

The energy generated by the turbine will interconnect directly into the city’s power distribution network and will be enough to power about 600 homes, Bluestem said in a news release. All power generated will be used locally.

“This wind turbine will provide Seward residents with clean, renewable energy that will help supplement our community’s overall electric needs and will lower electric costs for the next 25 years,” Seward Mayor Joshua Eickmeier said in the release.

Bluestem said the turbine will be online and generating electricity no later than the end of March.

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