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March 24, 2014OREGON, Mo. |  By: Associated Press

Holt County Wind Farm

Construction is expected to begin later this year on a wind farm in northwest Missouri. Element Power officials say the operation near Oregon in Holt County will be the largest wind farm in the state. It will generate 200 megawatts of electricity at the Mill Creek Wind Farm. The power will be sold by Kansas City Power & Light. Reports indicate if construction goes as scheduled, the wind farm is expected to begin operating by the end of 2015. Scott Zeimetz, project manager for Element Power, says the company has not yet determined the size or number of turbines it will install on the farm.

Construction will create 300 jobs, with 12 to 14 permanent full-time jobs available when the wind farm is operating.