Big Sky wind farm

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Big Sky wind farm is an operating wind farm in Bureau County, Illinois, United States.

Project Details

Table 1: Phase-level project details for Big Sky wind farm

Phase name Status Commissioning year Retired year Nameplate capacity Mount type Owner Operator
1 Operating[1] 2011[1] 2022[2] 239[1] Onshore Vitol PA Wind LLC[2] Edison Mission Group INC[3]
RP1 Pre-construction[2] 2022 (planned)[2] 240[2] Onshore Vitol Group[2] Edison Mission Group INC[3]


Table 2: Phase-level location details for Big Sky wind farm

Phase name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
1 Bureau County, Illinois, United States[4] 41.5481, -89.4984 (exact)[4]
Rp1 Bureau County, Illinois, United States[4] 41.5481, -89.4984 (exact)[4]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Vestas To Repower The 240 Mw Big Sky Wind Project". Renewable Energy Magazine. Archived from the original on November 6, 2021. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Big Sky (USA) - Wind farms - Online access - The Wind Power". The Wind Power. Archived from the original on June 17, 2021. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Hoen, B.D., Diffendorfer, J.E., Rand, J.T., Kramer, L.A., Garrity, C.P., and Hunt, H.E. (April 19, 2018). "US Wind Turbine Database (v4.0, (April 9, 2021): U.S. Geological Survey, American Clean Power Association, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory data release". United States Wind Turbine Database. Archived from the original on December 3, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)