Suzlon Group recently announced the completion of the sale of the 240 MW Big Sky Wind Farm in Illinois to EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., which was previously announced on April 9. Suzlon Group had recently acquired the Big Sky wind farm from Edison Mission Energy via their fully owned US-based subsidiary Suzlon Wind Energy Corp (SWECO).
Suzlon Group has finalized its agreement with EverPower to sell the project located in Illinois, about 95 miles west of Chicago. Suzlon and EverPower also agreed to a seven year service agreement, keeping SWECO involved in the project at the operations level.
This acquisition of Big Sky by EverPower makes it the nation’s 20th largest wind generator, with a combined capacity of 752MW in the US in wind power generation.
Completed in early 2011, the Big Sky Project uses 114 Suzlon 2.1MW S88 turbines to generate enough electricity per annum for nearly 50,000 homes while also offsetting over 225,000 tons of CO2 emissions.