E.ON on Aug. 29 said it has begun construction of its Twin Forks Wind Farm in Macon County, Illinois, which is the third wind farm in Illinois for the company.
Once Twin Forks’ 278 MW of generation is completed, E.ON’s wind farms will produce a total of 578 MW of generation capacity in Illinois. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
“Turning dirt and getting started on construction is always an exciting time for us, as it marks the next step in a lengthy development process. It is always great to work with local communities in Macon County to turn projects like this into a reality as physical construction begins,” said Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON North America.
E.ON’s North American headquarters is in Chicago and operates more than 3.1 GW of renewable generation from wind and solar across the United States. E.ON is one of the world’s largest generators of renewable energy.
E.ON SE is an international investor-owned energy supplier and will in future be focusing entirely on energy networks, customer solutions and renewables. In the 2015 financial year, more than 56,000 employees based in many countries in Europe as well as in North America generated sales of around €116 billion. E.ON is headquartered in Essen, Germany.