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IEA set to begin construction of 300MW wind farm, Illinois

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) has been contracted to construct a 300MW wind farm in Illinois. The project, estimated to be worth US$100 million was contracted to the infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise by Apex Clean Energy, a company that develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America, awarded the Lincoln Land project. White Construction, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale renewable energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects will be in charge of the construction taking place in Morgan county. Construction is expected to take off within the month of January 2021.

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Apex will manage the construction of the project, while IEA will self-perform all of the engineering, procurement, and construction needs, including the construction of project roads, the improvement of nearby public roads, the installation of collection systems, foundations, and substations for the farm and the erection of 107 GE wind turbine generators on site. The Lincoln Land Wind Farm will add to the 56 wind projects in Illinois that all have and accumulated worth of US$10.9 billion, and will provide US$65.6 million in new tax revenue for Morgan County over the lifetime of the project.

Ken Young, the Chief Operating Officer of Apex Clean Energy said that: “Apex is pleased to work with IEA, two leading corporate off-takers and Morgan County to advance Lincoln Land Wind, an exceptional project that will generate significant economic and environmental benefits for the local area and state for decades to come. We look forward to working with the experienced team at IEA to safely implement Lincoln Land and, beyond that, to operating a world-class wind facility.” While JP Roehm,  IEA’s President, and Chief Executive Officer stated that: “IEA is proud to support Apex Clean Energy in bringing additional wind energy resources to Illinois.”

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