Wind Energy Center
The Blooming Grove Wind Energy Center is an opportunity to boost the local economy of McLean County and create jobs, all while generating clean, American made energy to meet Illinois' growing electricity demand.
The project area will span approximately 90,000 acres of private land northeast of Bloomington-Normal, in the Townships of Chenoa, Gridley, Lawndale, Lexington and Money Creek.
At peak construction, the Blooming Grove Wind Energy Center is expected to employ as many as 519 people.
“[Locals] want the job because they’ve lived there all their lives...[It] gave me the opportunity to stay here and make a good living.”
O&M Manager, Spring Canyon Energy Center
The project will provide roughly $2.3 million in property taxes annually. Over the life of the project, Invenergy will be investing around $119 million in the local community through property taxes and land payments alone not including local spending and salaries.
“The Invenergy project is helping the tax payers by helping to pay the school debt down...so it gives tax reliefs to all of the tax payers in these school districts that the wind turbine project is in.”
Breckenridge Township Board Member
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 18,900 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.
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With our global headquarters located in Chicago, Invenergy is a local company committed to completing projects in Illinois and strengthening Illinois communities. In our home state, we currently operate 407 wind turbines and have over 1,400 unique land agreements in place. Successfully completed the development of 7 energy projects in Illinois to-date:
363 Illinois Jobs
Invenergy employs 363 people, including 37 veterans, at its global headquarters and across its 7 Illinois energy generation facilities.
$12.9M Spent Annually in Illinois
Invenergy's owned and operated facilities in Illinois generate $7.3 million in annual property taxes and $5.6 million in annual lease payments to Illinois landowners.
375,000 Illinois Homes Powered
Invenergy's 1,500 megawatts of clean energy capacity in Illinois generates enough electricity to power approximately 375,000 homes.