Kankakee wind farm almost ready to go; and power station to be sold to ComEd

The spinning windmills grab the attention, but it’s the transfer station that gets power to the supplier.

The 103-windmill farm south of Kankakee is nearly complete and could begin creating electricity by mid summer, but the power station just west of South Kensington Avenue still is a work in progress.

John Baker, site supervisor for EDF Renewable Energy, the owner of the Pilot Hill Wind Farm, said 13 miles of overhead electrical lines will be run to the Kensington station. Once the generated power is delivered there, it will get placed into the ComEd electric network.

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