Invenergy is building 100 wind turbines in Illinois

Construction will start this month on a wind farm along the McLean and Woodford County lines. Invenergy is building 100 wind turbines, producing 150 megawatts of wind power.

Central Region Development Vice President Bryan Schueler says the company is working with contractors on a start date. He won’t disclose the cost of the project.

The wind farm was approved three years ago, but a group opposed to the wind farm sued over the zoning process. That lawsuit was settled in late 2008, but it took more time for Invenergy to find financing.

Meanwhile, Horizon Wind Energy has filed for a special use permit to build its third wind farm in central Illinois. That project is proposed for northeastern McLean County between Colfax, Lexington and Chenoa.

Invenergy is the largest independent wind power developer in the United States. Nineteen wind energy facilities, representing an aggregate generation capacity of over 2,000 MW, have been developed by Invenergy and are now operating in North America and Europe.

Another 400 MW of Invenergy wind power projects are currently under construction and nearly 100 projects are in active development in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Invenergy is actively expanding its clean power portfolio to include solar power generation. Currently, Invenergy has many projects in various development stages in North America and Europe using both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies.

Invenergy’s focus is on the development and long-term ownership and operation of utility scale wind projects ranging in size from 25 to 500 MW. With a long-term perspective, Invenergy Wind takes a proactive approach to building strong relationships with various project stakeholders including landowners, host communities and power purchase customers.

Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Poland and Scotland. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed and placed in service nineteen wind farms.

Invenergy is one of the top five largest owners of wind power generating facilities in the United States, according to the American Wind Energy Association.