Energy Type: Wind
Where is the project?
Western DeWitt and slightly spilling into eastern Logan Counties, is part of leading edge of the broader ridge running through central Illinois.
What transmission line does the project connect with?
At or near the intersection of the 138 kV South Bloomington – Decatur line and the tap to the Clinton RT54 138 kV line.
What is the size of the project?
Up to 200 MW
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
About 18,000 acres secured with approximately 143 individual landowners.
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.
- The project is one of the most energetic wind development sites in Illinois.
- Of the approximate 18,000 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.
- The project is expected to have no material effect on any threatened and endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by Tradewind Energy.
- Landowners will be participating and collecting royalty payments from the project.
- 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.