By the numbers

Proposed turbines


Power produced

Power for 50K homes


$250 Million

Expected construction jobs:


Land use

  • The turbines would share agricultural land with mostly corn and soybeans. The project site encompasses approximately 18,000 acres in Macon County. Including access roads, each turbine takes up around  1/2 acre, each – enabling farmers, ranchers, and landowners to continue using more than 97% of their land in the project area.


187 Megawatts of clean, inexpensive, homegrown energy with just 40-63 turbines – enough to power around 50,000 Illinois homes every year. Proposed completion in 2022 with an operational life of 30 years.

Clean, inexpensive, homegrown energy

187 Megawatts

Economic benefits

  • $250 million total investment in Macon County.
  • County income: At least $25 to $30 million in additional tax revenue for Macon County and townships over 30 years to support local first responders, schools, and several other essential services.
  • Tax relief: Additional income to the county would reduce the tax burden on residents.
  • Agricultural stability: More than $1 million in stable, yearly lease payments to Macon County family farmers and landowners over 30 years, all while leaving 99% of the land in the project area unchanged.
  • Jobs: 150+ temporary construction jobs; 8-12 long-term, good-paying local jobs; and a commitment to hire locally when possible.
  • Roads: RWE invested $20 million to upgrade 80+ miles of local road at no cost to taxpayers.