Indianapolis-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded a $100 million wind construction contract from Illinois. Apex Clean Energy awarded the Lincoln Land project to IEA subsidiary White Construction.
The contract is for building a 300-megawatt utility-scale wind farm in Morgan County, Illinois. The Lincoln Land wind farm construction is set to begin this month, with an expected completion later in the year.
Apex will manage the construction, while IEA is in charge of engineering, procurement and construction of project roads, improvement of surrounding roads and installing collection systems and substations for the 107 GE wind turbine generators.
“IEA is proud to support Apex Clean Energy in bringing additional wind energy resources to Illinois,” said IEA President and Chief Executive Officer JP Roehm. “We are pleased to see that the Lincoln Land Wind project has received strong support from local landowners and the Morgan County community. We look forward to working with Apex on this very important project that will move the state of Illinois closer to achieving its goal of sourcing 25% of all electricity from renewables by 2025.”
IEA says it has built more than 20 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across North America, including others in Illinois and in Indiana, along with Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Chalmers and Headwaters Wind Farm in Winchester.