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EverPower buys Illinois wind development

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EverPower Wind Holdings, which has proposed two local projects, has bought a wind development in Illinois, making the nation’s 18th largest wind energy generator.

Company officials announced that EverPower, which is owned by the British private equity firm Terra Firma, has bought the Big Sky Wind Farm located in Bureau and Lee counties, Illinois, about 95 miles west of Chicago, from Suzlon Energy.

The wind facility consists of 114 turbines for a 240 megawatt maximum generating capacity. The company reports the facility, which has been in operation since 2011, produces enough energy to power 50,000 homes per year and offsets 225,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

 

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