New wind farm eyed for Livingston County

Aug 28 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Kevin Barlow The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.

Officials in Livingston County will consider a wind farm proposal that could add 136 turbines over 30,000 acres of farmland in the southeastern portion of the county.

Last week, Invenergy, an energy development company based in Chicago, submitted a special-use permit application to the county. The Zoning Board of Appeals will review it and could send it to the County Board this fall.

The Pleasant Ridge Wind Energy Center would be located in the townships of Pleasant Ridge, Forrest, Fayette, Eppards Point, Indian Grove, Chatsworth, Charlotte, Belle Prairie and Avoca, and near several towns, including Forrest, Fairbury, Strawn and Chatsworth.

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