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Enel Building Wind Farm to Power Facebook Nebraska Data Site

  • Enel plans to invest $430 million in wind-power project
  • Also began operations at 300-megawatt Missouri wind farm
Enel Green Power Wind Farm

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Enel SpA, Europe’s biggest utility by market value, started work on a 320-megawatt wind farm in Nebraska to power a new Facebook Inc. data center in the state.

Rome-based Enel will invest about $430 million to build the Rattlesnake Creek plant, according to a statement Tuesday. About 200 megawatts of the plant’s output will be sold to Facebook. The data center will be about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from the project site in Dixon County.