Wind Energy Plants in the USA - Illinois
Blue Creek
Location: IL
Operator: Iberdrola Renewables LLC
Configuration: 152 X 2-MW G90
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: Gamesa
EPC: Gamesa, D H Blattner
Quick facts: Blue Creek is in Tully, Union, and Hoaglin Townships of Van Wert County and in Benton, Blue Creek, and Latty Townships of Paulding County. The project cost $600mn, the largest investment in the state in 2011. Output is sold to First Energy Solutions, American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) and Ohio State University. Construction began in Sep 2010 and the project completed in Jun 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 2 Jun 2013

Cayuga Ridge
Location: IL
Operator: Iberdrola Renewables LLC
Configuration: 150 X 2-MW
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Gamesa
EPC: Mortenson
Quick facts: This wind park is in Livingston Co and went commercial in Mar 2010 as the the largest wind project in Illinois. 100% of the plant's production is sold via a 20yr PPA to TVA. Under the terms of the agreement, TVA takes ownership of the power at the interconnection point and has its own arrangements to transport the electricity to their service territory.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 4 Sep 2010

Grand Ridge
Location: IL
Operator: Invenergy LLC
Configuration: 140 X 1.5 MW 1.5SLE
Operation: 2008-2009
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Boldt, Gemma
Quick facts: Grand Ridge was developed on an 18mi site near Marseilles., La Salle County, about 80mi southeast of Chicago

Photograph courtesy of Gemma
Posted 3 Aug 2013

Mendota Hills
Location: IL
Operator: Navitas Energy
Configuration: 63 X 800-kW G52
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: Gamesa

Photograph courtesy of Navitas Energy
Posted 21 Jan 2004

Twin Groves
Location: IL
Operator: EDP Renewable North America
Configuration: 240 X 1.65-MW V82
Operation: 2007-2008
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of EDP Renovaveis
Posted 1 Jan 2016


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Jan-2016