Wind power in Illinois Information

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Mendota Hills Wind Farm in northern Illinois

Wind power in Illinois provided 6.2% of the state's generated electrical power in 2017 and 8.3% of electrical power sales. [1] At the end of 2017, Illinois had 4,464 megawatts (MW) of wind power installed, ranking sixth among states for installed wind turbine capacity. [2]

The vast majority of wind-generated electricity in Illinois is distributed via Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which services Illinois outside of northern Illinois--as opposed to PJM Interconnection, which distributes electricity in the Chicago metropolitan area. [3]

Overview

Wind power has been supported by a [renewable portfolio standard], passed in 2007, and strengthened in 2009, which requires 10% renewable energy from electric companies by 2010 and 25% by 2025. [4] For 2013, in-state renewable generation was just 5.1% of Illinois' total generation. [5] Additional renewably generated electricity is imported from other states. [6] Illinois uses a large amount of electricity, and the state's mandate was enacted when only a very small percentage of its electricity was renewably generated.

Illinois has the potential for installing up to an estimated 249,882 MW of wind generation capacity at a hub height of 80 meters operating at 30% gross capacity factor. [7] [8] That amount is lower with higher capacity factors and is higher with 100 meter hub heights. [8]

The first wind farm in Illinois opened in 2003 and by 2009, it had over 1800 MW installed statewide with thousands of MW more in the planning stages. [9] The largest wind farm in the state is the 300 MW Cayuga Ridge installation, while another seven windfarms each exceeded 100 MW capacity. [3] The Twin Groves Wind Farm was the largest wind farm east of the Mississippi when completed but has since been surpassed. [10] [11] Some smaller installations include a 0.66 MW turbine at the Bureau Valley School District and a 2.5 MW turbine at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, formerly part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, now part of the University of Illinois. [3] A proposed high voltage DC transmission line would transmit wind generated electrical power to the Chicago area from northwest Iowa. [12]

Power from some wind farms in Illinois is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority. A 2010 agreement with Iberdrola Renewables provides a potential 300MW future supply from the Streator Cayuga Ridge Wind Farm in Livingston County. [13]

Wind farms

Illinois has among the highest densities of wind power
Electricity Generation Sources in Illinois
Farm Installed capacity (MW) County [14]
Mendota Hills 51.66 Lee
Shady Oaks [15] 109.5 Lee
Bishop Hill 200 Henry
Minonk 200 Woodford/Livingston
Crescent Ridge 54.45 Bureau
GSG 80 Lee/LaSalle
AgriWind 8.4 Bureau
Camp Grove 150 Marshall/Stark
California Ridge [16] 217.1 Vermilion/Champaign
Twin Groves 396 McLean
Grand Ridge 210 LaSalle
Providence Heights 72 Bureau
EcoGrove 100.5 Stephenson
Rail Splitter 100.5 Logan/Tazewell
Lee-DeKalb 217.5 Lee/DeKalb
Cayuga Ridge 300 Livingston
Top Crop 300 LaSalle
White Oak 150 McLean
Big Sky 239.4 Bureau/Lee
Kelly Creek [17] 184 Kankakee/Ford
Pioneer Trail 150 Iroquois/Ford
Settlers Trail 150 Iroquois
Bishop Hill II 81 Henry
Pilot Hill 175 Iroquois/Kankakee
Hoopeston Wind 98 Vermilion
Radford Run 306 Macon
Bishop Hill III 132 Henry
HillTopper 185 Logan
Walnut Ridge 212 Bureau

Wind generation

Illinois Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total % of Production
2014 1,313 849 1,069 1,097 873 621 498 351 458 842 1,285 829 10,085 4.98%
2015 1,004 936 1,000 1,073 890 518 400 444 628 1,167 1,372 1,316 10,748 5.54%
2016 1,268 1,144 1,096 1,026 854 591 400 331 693 960 1,095 1,205 10,663 5.69%
2017 1,125 1,264 1,304 1,289 1,086 941 471 408 519 1,166 1,245 1,450 12,268 6.68%
2018 1,531 1,198 1,284 1,096 859 616 566 571 679 1,172 1,065 1,262 11,899 6.33%
2019 1,313 1,149 1,323 1,529 1,113 1,095 797 671 937 1,242 11,169 7.36%

Source: [18] [19]

Illinois Wind Generation in 2016
Net Generation for Wind, Monthly [20]
Illinois Wind Generation in 2017
Net Generation for Wind, Monthly [21]
Illinois Wind Generation Capacity by Year [22]
Megawatts of Installed Generating Capacity [23] [24]

See also

References

  1. ^ 2017 Wind Technologies Market Report (Report). U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. p. 24. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Illinois Wind Energy" (PDF). U.S. Wind Energy State Facts. American Wind Energy Association. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Illinois Archived 2010-01-05 at the Wayback Machine, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  4. ^ "Illinois Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency". Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. U.S. Dept. of Energy. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Electric Power Monthly, February 2014". U.S. Energy Information Administration. Missing or empty |url= ( help)
  6. ^ "Fix for Illinois renewable energy law faces utility opposition". midwestenergynews.com. Archived from the original on 13 March 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Wind Energy Facts: Illinois" (PDF). American Wind Energy Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  8. ^ a b "WindExchange:Illinois 80-meter wind map and wind resource potential". U.S. Department of Energy, EERE. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  9. ^ About Wind Power in Illinois Archived 2010-06-07 at the Wayback Machine, Illinois Wind Energy Association
  10. ^ AWEA treats Twin Groves as four installations. Together they exceed the capacity of Cayuga Ridge.
  11. ^ Lookout puts wind farm in perspective Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine, Steve Stein, Peoria Journal Star, June 14, 2008
  12. ^ "Rock Island Clean Line files application with FERC" (PDF). Clean Line Energy Partners. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  13. ^ "TVA: Energy Purchases from Wind Farms". tva.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-31.
  14. ^ "Illinois Wind Power Maps". windforillinois.org. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  15. ^ Shady Oaks profile Archived 2014-05-11 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Our Projects - Invenergy". www.invenergyllc.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  17. ^ Kelly Creek Wind Park Commissioned Archived 2016-12-29 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ EIA (May 21, 2013). "Electric Power Monthly". United States Department of Energy. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  19. ^ "Electricity Data Browser". www.eia.gov. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Electricity Data Browser". www.eia.gov. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Electricity Data Browser". www.eia.gov. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Installed Wind Capacity". U.S. Department of Energy. Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  23. ^ "AWEA 4th quarter 2011 Public Market Report" (PDF). American Wind Energy Association(AWEA). January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  24. ^ "AWEA 4th quarter 2018 Public Market Report". American Wind Energy Association(AWEA). January 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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