Leeward repowers Illinois’ Mendota Hills Wind Farm

By Michelle Froese Leeward Renewable Energy has successfully completed the full-scale repowering of its Mendota Hills Wind Farm in Lee County, Illinois. The repowering of Mendota was completed on March 21, 2019.
Through the construction phase of Mendota, Leeward generated about 250 jobs and will increase its contribution to Lee County in the form of property tax payments.
The full-scale repower of Mendota included the decommissioning of the existing wind turbines and the installation of new foundations and WTGs to maximize efficiency and extend the life span of the wind farm. In addition, the 63 legacy Gamesa turbines were replaced with 29 of Siemens

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