Wind energy plant to sell output to three co-ops

Three generation and transmission cooperatives signed 18-year power purchase agreements to buy 40 MW of power from a wind farm under development in Illinois.

Prairie Power Inc., Southern Illinois Power Co-op and Wabash Valley Power Association signed the agreement for E.ON Climate & Renewable North America Inc.’s 150 MW Pioneer Trail wind farm. White Construction is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

The agreement was coordinated through the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO), which was formed to promote and facilitate the development of renewable energy resources for its member cooperatives across the United States.

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