Leeward Renewable Energy successfully repowered the Crescent Ridge Wind Project in Tiskilwa, Illinois. The 54.4-MW Crescent Ridge repower included decommissioning nine turbines, repowering 24 legacy turbines and constructing four new Vestas turbines.
“We are pleased that our Crescent Ridge project is operational and are proud to have provided jobs and other economic benefits to the Tiskilwa community throughout the construction and repower process,” said Sam Mangrum, VP of project management and construction at Leeward. “I would like to thank the local landowners for their support and look forward to continue working closely with them in the years to come.”
The project will help Amazon meet its goal to reach net-zero carbon production by 2040 and get one step closer to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, 5 years ahead of the original 2030 target.
“This project gave Leeward the opportunity to work with multiple new and existing partners,” said Chris Loehr, CFO at Leeward. “We were thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Wells Fargo and Santander in financing the construction and ongoing operations. The respective commitments made by these established companies demonstrates their confidence in our technology and team to deliver clean, reliable energy.”
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