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EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois reached commercial operation.   The Project, located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Ford and Kankakee counties, is comprised of 92 Vestas V100 wind turbines. The facility will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 78,000 … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

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E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

E.ON began construction of its Twin Forks Wind Farm in Macon County, IL, the third wind farm in Illinois for the Chicago-based company.  Once Twin Forks’ 278 MW of generation is completed, E.ON’s wind farms will produce a total of 578 MW of electricity generation capacity in Illinois, enough to power more than 180,000 homes.  … Continue reading E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

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Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of a portfolio of its wind farm and solar energy projects to BHE Renewables, LLC (“BHE Renewables”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Included in the portfolio acquired by BHE Renewables are: the Grande Prairie Wind Farm (“Grande Prairie”) in Holt County, Nebraska; the Walnut … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

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Invenergy opens 31.5 MW energy storage project in Illinois

Today, leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage project in La Salle County, Illinois. The project is located about 80 miles southwest of Chicago at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center, which is comprised of a 210 MW wind farm; a 20 … Continue reading Invenergy opens 31.5 MW energy storage project in Illinois

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U.S. General Services Administration Signs Power Purchase Agreement for 140 Megawatts of Wind Farm in Illinois

MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2”), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (“Mesa Grande”) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy (“Geronimo”), is pleased to announce that the United States General Services Administration (“GSA”) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase 140 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy from the Walnut … Continue reading U.S. General Services Administration Signs Power Purchase Agreement for 140 Megawatts of Wind Farm in Illinois

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Illinois wind farm project to sell wind energy to Microsoft

The wind farm, consisting of GE 1.7 MW wind turbines, benefits from a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Microsoft. The PPA played a key role in advancing the Project by providing the long-term revenue certainty needed to get Pilot Hill off of the ground and into construction. Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF … Continue reading Illinois wind farm project to sell wind energy to Microsoft

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EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft Corporation Break Ground on the Pilot Hill Wind Energy Projec

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) and Microsoft Corporation today celebrated the launch of the Pilot Hill Wind Project with a groundbreaking ceremony. Located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, the 175 megawatt (MW) wind project is expected to begin commercial operation early in 2015. More than 100 people attended the ceremony … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft Corporation Break Ground on the Pilot Hill Wind Energy Projec

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Microsoft to buy power from new Illinois wind farm

Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output. The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles outside Chicago at the border of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. … Continue reading Microsoft to buy power from new Illinois wind farm

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IKEA aquires Hoopeston Wind in Illinois its first wind farm investment in the United States

IKEA US announced today that it is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98 megawatt wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date and will make a significant contribution to the company’s goal to generate … Continue reading IKEA aquires Hoopeston Wind in Illinois its first wind farm investment in the United States

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Suzlon announces sale of 240 MW Sky wind farm to EverPower

Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, today announced the strategic sale of the 240 MW Big Sky Wind Farm in Illinois to EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. Suzlon Group had recently acquired the Big Sky wind farm from Edison Mission Energy via their fully owned US-based subsidiary Suzlon Wind Energy Corp (SWECO).  Suzlon … Continue reading Suzlon announces sale of 240 MW Sky wind farm to EverPower

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Geronimo Energy acquires Green River Wind Farm in North Central Illinois from Mainstream Renewable Power

Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy and Dublin, Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power announced today Geronimo’s acquisition of Mainstream’s Green River Wind Farm located in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau Counties in Illinois. Geronimo Energy is already at the advanced stages of developing the 210 megawatt (MW) Walnut Ridge project, which is adjacent to the Green River project. Together, the … Continue reading Geronimo Energy acquires Green River Wind Farm in North Central Illinois from Mainstream Renewable Power

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Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, the independent grid operator for all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North … Continue reading Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

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Acciona Dedicates 100.5 MW EcoGrove Wind Farm

EcoGrove Wind Farm represents Acciona’s first renewable energy project in the state of Illinois although the company is headquartered in nearby Chicago. Well known for its “Windy City,” Illinois currently ranks in the top 20 U.S. states for wind energy potential. Using 67 Acciona Windpower 1.5 MW wind turbines, EcoGrove Wind Farm is able to … Continue reading Acciona Dedicates 100.5 MW EcoGrove Wind Farm

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It’s a landslide: 87% of Illinois voters want more renewable energy

Wide majorities of likely Illinois voters believe it is important that the state maintain its commitment to increase its use of renewable power and support legislation that would achieve this goal by fixing the state’s broken renewable portfolio standard (RPS) law, according to a Zogby poll released yesterday. The survey, conducted for Clean Energy Trust … Continue reading It’s a landslide: 87% of Illinois voters want more renewable energy

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GE and E.ON Sign Service Agreement for 819 Wind Turbines in Four States

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it will provide operations and maintenance services for 819 wind turbines at eight wind farms in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas for E.ON Climate and Renewables North America. Today’s announcement marks GE’s largest wind service contract to date. The service agreement between GE and E.ON includes GE’s 1.5-77, 1.6-100 and … Continue reading GE and E.ON Sign Service Agreement for 819 Wind Turbines in Four States

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Geronimo Energy Acquires Midwest Wind Energy’s Development Portfolio

Geronimo Energy announced today the acquisition of the project development portfolio of Midwest Wind Energy (MWE), including near term construction-ready projects in Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The acquisition strengthens Geronimo’s presence in the Nebraska and Wisconsin markets and brings it into the Illinois market for the first time. Geronimo has also welcomed numerous MWE employees … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Acquires Midwest Wind Energy’s Development Portfolio

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Illinois Wind Energy for Schools

A Fulton County school was the site of this year’s “Illinois Wind for Schools” project kickoff. Astoria Junior High School is one of six schools around the state to participate this year. A workshop there Tuesday included presentation of the school with model wind turbines, a weather station, lab activities, a comprehensive wind energy curriculum … Continue reading Illinois Wind Energy for Schools

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