Rail Splitter II

Project Overview

Rail Splitter II Wind Farm will be located in Tazewell County, north of the town of Lincoln. The wind farm is near the townships of Boynton, Hopedale, Hittle, and Little Mackinaw. The wind farm will complement 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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Energy Output

Rail Splitter II Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of 100 megawatts (MW). Rail Splitter II's generation will be equivalent to the consumption of 34,000 Illinois homes.

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Benefits

Community

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

Rail Splitter II represents a capital investment of approximately $140 million and will disperse over a million in cumulative payments to local governments through the life of the project. The project will create near a hundred full-time equivalent jobs during construction and several permanent jobs during the life of the project. $1.38 million dollars will be spent within 50 miles of the wind farm through the life of the project.

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Environment

Rail Splitter II Wind Farm will save more than 177 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

Rail Splitter II Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and will provide a stable form of income to local landowners. Up to $1 million in landowner payments will be made in year 1 of the project.

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National Security

Rail Splitter II Wind Farm would contribute to Illinois' energy security and help diversify energy supply.

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Technology

Turbines

Rail Splitter II is anticipated to consist of 20-28 wind turbines. The model and nameplate capacity of turbines is expected to be finalized in 2023.

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Downloads

Illinois State Fact Sheet
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Contact Us

RailSplitterIIWindFarm@edpr.com
Rail Splitter Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office
201 NW Main Street
Hopedale, IL 61747
T: 309.319.7214
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