Installed capacity of 101-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

Rail Splitter Wind Farm is located in Tazewell and Logan Counties, north of the town of Lincoln. The wind farm is near the towns of Delavan, Hopedale, and Emden on a glacial moraine known as Union Ridge.

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Economic benefits

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

$221 million

Capital investment

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$10+ million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$3.6+ million

Paid to landowners

$11+ million

Spent locally

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Job creation

73 construction jobs and 8 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Rail Splitter helps strengthen energy security for the state of Illinois and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Rail Splitter Wind Farm consists of 67 GE sle 1.5 MW wind 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
178 million gallons of water saved each year

Rail Splitter saves more than 178 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

Rail Splitter Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

201 NW Main Street
Hopedale, IL 61747