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CIP buys 800-MW Illinois wind project from Tri Global

Wind turbines in Illinois, USA. Author: Tom. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 18 (Renewables Now) - US renewables firm Tri Global Energy LLC said Tuesday it has sold a wind power project with a capacity of up to 800 MW in Illinois to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

The project bought by the Danish renewable energy specialist has two separate phases of up to 400 MW each in Woodford county, central Illinois, according to Tri Global Energy's application in the system of regional transmission organisation PJM Interconnection LLC.

The Woodford Wind Energy project will be owned and operated by Woodford Wind US Inc, a subsidiary of CIP. Construction of the first phase of the project is due to begin in January 2021 and it is expected to be operational by the end of 2021, according to the statement.

This is the third project in which Tri Global and CIP partner. They have already built over 500 MW of wind power plants.

Tri Global started work on the Woodford Wind project in 2018 and has been developing it in collaboration with local firms Americlean Energy Group and Freedom Wind.

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