Relight offloads Illinois wind

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Developer Swift Current Energy has acquired the up to 200MW Meridien wind farm in Illinois from Relight and has renamed the project HillTopper.

Swift Current bought the rights for the project from the Italian company late last year and plans to complete the facility by the end of 2018, it said.  The wind farm in Logan Country was approved by local officials in August 2015 after the developer reduced the size of the turbines to 2MW from 2.85MW.

Swift Current was founded late last year in Boston to develop large-scale renewable energy projects in the US.

“Our team knows what it takes to get projects into operation,” Swift Current chief investment officer Eric Lammers said.

“Collectively our team has developed, financed, constructed, operated and either sold or bought nearly 8GW of energy assets in the last decade.

“We look forward to bringing our expertise and deep industry experience to this new effort.”