Alta Farms II

Where is the project?

Northwest DeWitt County along the leading edge of the ridgeline running through central Illinois.

 

What transmission line does the project connect with?

The project currently has two interconnections.  The first is at Ameren’s Tabor Road substation along US 51 just north of Clinton, IL.  The second is a new line tap on the Brokaw-Lanesville 345 kV line in Western DeWitt County.

 

What is the size of the project?

Between 200 and 344 MW

 

Landowners and Acreage Involved:

Approximately 24,000 acres and almost 200 individual landowners and counting

 

Who is buying the power?

The power produced by Alta Farms Wind Project II, LLC will be sold to regional regulated and non-regulated utility companies.

 

Who is developing the project?

The developer of the Alta Farms Wind Project II is Tradewind Energy, Inc.

 

Key Project Attributes:

  • Once operational, the project is expected to produce enough power for approximately 60,000 homes.
  • This project is one of the most energetic wind development sites in Illinois.
  • Of the approximate 24,000 acres included in the project area, the project will only take approximately 1% to 2% acres of land out of service, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance building.
  • Landowners will be participating and collecting royalty payments from the project.
  • Alta Farms II will pay approximately $3 million per year (on average) in new property taxes.
  • The project will utilize significant local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefits to the local community.
  • The project fits well with the surrounding area in terms of the existing infrastructure and commercial activities and enjoys broad community support.
  • The project, when completed, will offset approximately 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 2,000 tons of NOx per year, and 2,800 tons of SO2 per year.