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Kelly Creek Wind

Developer: EDF Renewable Energy
Owner: EDF Renewable Energy
Operation and Maintenance: EDF Renewable Services
Power Purchaser: PJM Wholesale Market
System Size: 184 MW
Turbine Supplier: Vestas
Date of Operation: December 2016

The 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project located  located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Ford and Kankakee counties, is comprised of 92 Vestas V100 wind turbines. The facility will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 78,000 average Illinois homes, according to US Energy Information Administration. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 474,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually, which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 100,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year. The Project will sell electricity into the PJM wholesale market on a merchant basis and went online in December 2016.

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EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Project