ARM files for interconnection of area wind farms
Aksamit Resource Management (ARM) announced Wednesday, Dec. 2, that it has filed for interconnection at its 300-megawatt Milligan 1 wind farm in Saline and Fillmore counties and the 76-megawatt Monument Road Project in Thayer County.
ARM is a Nebraska-based energy company with a portfolio of renewable energy projects and a power marketing firm.
“Once fully constructed, these projects represent about $725 million – yes million – of economic development in these communities,” said Gary Aksamit, CEO of Aksamit Resource Management. “Annual payments to land owners, jobs and other money that would flow into the community are estimated to be more than $6 million per year for at least 20 years. That’s what is at stake with our success on this project.
“This would be the biggest economic development project in these counties, perhaps ever. What this could mean in terms of funding for school districts and county governments is very important to future generations.”
These two projects are in addition to the 73-megawatt Milligan 3 wind farm that is also located in Saline County. These clean energy projects provide enough electricity to power 125,000 houses without using any of Nebraska’s water, unlike coal or nuclear plants.