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Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has begun operation of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, its first wind  facility in the US state of Illinois. HillTopper, which is located in Logan County, is supported by three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Bloomberg LP, General Motors as … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

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Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 144 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode from Avangrid Renewables for the Otter Creek Wind Farm in Illinois. The full Otter Creek nameplate capacity is 158 MW, and includes previously purchased Vestas components. “The proven technology of Vestas wind turbines makes for … Continue reading Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

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Wells Fargo Center to Switch to 100 Percent Wind Power

The South Philadelphia arena is shifting toward renewable energy, and soon enough, it will be powered by entirely by wind power. The move is part of a just-announced deal between Comcast Spectator (which owns the Wells Fargo Center) and energy company Constellation, an Exelon subsidiary. It comes in conjunction with Comcast Spectator’s major $250 million … Continue reading Wells Fargo Center to Switch to 100 Percent Wind Power

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Enel to sell US wind energy to Bloomberg

The Hilltopper wind farm, based in the US state of Illinois, has started construction is said to be capable of generating around 570GW per year when complete. The new wind project is supported by two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to sell portion of its power to Bloomberg and General Motors. Antonio Cammisecra, head of … Continue reading Enel to sell US wind energy to Bloomberg

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E.ON’s Radford’s Run Wind Farm completed in Illinois

E.ON has secured tax equity financing of its 305.8 MW Radford’s Run wind farm in Macon County, Ill. Allianz Renewable Energy Partners of America and Bank of America Merrill Lynch provided tax equity financing in exchange for a partial interest in Radford’s Run. The project achieved commercial operation and closing of tax equity in December. … Continue reading E.ON’s Radford’s Run Wind Farm completed in Illinois

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General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that an affiliate has signed a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement with General Motors. General Motors will buy all of the clean energy generated by the Northwest Ohio Wind project, a 100 megawatt (MW) project owned by Starwood Energy … Continue reading General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

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WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

WPPI Energy says it will buy all the electricity generated from a proposed Illinois wind farm for the next 22 years. Chicago-based renewable energy developer Invenergy plans to build the 53-turbine Bishop Hill 3 wind farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. It will be able to generate up to 132 megawatts of power in ideal … Continue reading WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

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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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