Illinois Winds gets approval for 50-MW project - report
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The Pike County Board in the US state of Illinois has given its nod to Illinois Winds LLC's plan to build a 50-MW wind farm, the Herald-Whig said on Monday.
The so-called Panther Creek project envisages the installation of 25 wind turbines at several privately-owned sites outside the city of Pittsfield. The developer anticipates to start construction at the beginning of 2018 and achieve commercial operations by early 2019.
According to the report, the county board requires Illinois Winds to compile a legal description of the project and land area with the help of a licensed surveyor and present it to the Pike County zoning administrator. This will be a precondition for the launch of building activities, together with certification that the power equipment complies with professional standards. In addition, the developer will have to provide geotechnical studies and a potential deconstruction plan to the zoning administrator.
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