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  1. EAPC hired to develop construction documents

    The UI Board of Trustees approved hiring a North Dakota company, Engineers Architects PC, to develop plans for building three wind turbines on the UI's South Farms. The UI will pay the North Dakota firm, Engineers Architects PC, $87,500 to design the project and prepare construction documents, plus $24,000 in additional fees. Reimbursable expenses are not to exceed $46,000. 

  2. Site selection completed

    South Farms were selected as the location for the wind farm. This selection was based on several factors because the wind farm had to be at least 20,000 feet away from the nearest airport (Willard Airport). Other reasons included noise impacts, shadow flicker effect to the nearest houses, and being away from the campus, etc.

    Facilities and Services at the U of I was considering the installation of one to three wind turbine generators at the South Farms, which would help augment power generated by Abbott Power Plant.

  3. Informal presentation of the proposed site

    Last week of June 2005, the proposed site for the wind farm project was informally presented by the UI liaison to the officials with the cities of Champaign and Urbana, the village of Savoy, and the Champaign county. However, the city representatives expressed a few initial concerns regarding the proposed site for the turbines.

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