Wind energy transmission line to generate 1,450 jobs in US

 Quinn announced this during American Wind Energy Association regional summit in Chicago. According to Quinn, Southwire Co. will provide 500 miles of cable for Rock Island Clean Line, a transmission line that which will provide 3,500MW of power through Illinois from wind farms in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The construction of the transmission line is expected to start in 2014. Michael Skelly, President of Clean Line, stated that, his company is devoted to purchase materials from local companies.