Installed capacity of 205-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

Bright Stalk Wind Farm is located 20 miles northeast of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Located entirely within McLean County, the wind farm includes farmland in the Chenoa, Yates, and Lawndale townships. The project complements the area’s corn and soybean fields, providing local farmers with a stable, weather resistant cash crop in the form of landowner lease payments.

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Economic benefits

Bright Stalk Wind Farm yields significantly in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. Bright Stalk Wind Farm is also compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners.

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$4.5+ million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$10+ million

Paid to landowners

$93+ million

Spent locally

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Job creation

174 construction jobs and 11 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy in Illinois

With the collaboration of local business owners, landowners, and other community members across Illinois, EDPR NA is able to provide clean energy for the state, in addition to strengthening the local economies.
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Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Bright Stalk helps strengthen energy security for the state of Illinois and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Bright Stalk Wind Farm consists of 57 Vestas V136 3.6 MW turbines.
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Wind energy in the U.S.

Wind is the largest source of renewable electricity generation in the United States, providing 10.1% of the country’s electricity.
Environmental benefits
364 million gallons of water saved each year

Bright Stalk saves more than 364 million gallons of water each year and prevents the air pollution that causes smog, acid rain, and climate change.



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Contact us

Bright Stalk Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

29292 E. 2900 North Road
Chenoa, IL 61726