Bright Stalk

Project Overview

Bright Stalk Wind Farm is located 20 miles northeast of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Located entirely within McLean County, the wind farm complements the area’s corn and soybean fields, providing local communities and farmers with a stable, drought-resistant cash crop in the form of property taxes and landowner lease payments.

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Energy Output

Bright Stalk Wind Farm has an installed capacity of 205 megawatts (MW). Bright Stalk's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 70,000 Illinois homes.

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Benefits

Community

Bright Stalk Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.

Bright Stalk represents a capital investment of approximately $287 million and will disburse millions in payments to local governments through the life of the project. The project created 174 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as 10 permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $2.8 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.

 
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Environment

Bright Stalk Wind Farm saves more than 355 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.

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Landowners

Bright Stalk Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. Millions of dollars will be paid to the wind farm’s landowners through the life of the project. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors.

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Technology

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Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. A turbine’s blades capture the wind and rotate an internal shaft connected to a gearbox spinning a generator to produce electricity.

Bright Stalk Wind Farm consists of 57 Vestas V136 3.6 MW wind turbines.

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Made in the USA

The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.

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Downloads

Illinois State Fact Sheet
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Contact Us

brightstalk@edpr.com
29292 E. 2900 North Road
Chenoa, IL 61726
P: 800.557.5183
F: 317.636.1418
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