RailSplitter Wind Farm provided the March 2018 Buyer's Share amounts by hour, totalling 2,716.1 Megawatt hours, see attached file.
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Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) (In Progress)
From November 2016 through October 2026, the Urbana campus will receive a percentage-based portion of the wind-generated electricity and associated environmental attributes from the Rail Splitter Wind Farm located north of Lincoln, Illinois. The power purchase agreement (PPA) specifies that 8.6% of the total wind generation from the farm will be sold to the university, which is expected to be an annual amount of more than 25,000 megawatt-hours (MWh).
The 10-year PPA between Prairieland Energy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Illinois, and Rail Splitter Wind Farm LLC, a subsidiary of EDP Renewables (EDPR) North America LLC, will significantly increase the amount of renewable energy used by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Actual purchased wind power is shared monthly in project updates.
Primary Contact:Morgan Johnston
Project Leader:Kent Reifsteck
- Mike Marquissee
- Kevin Chalmers
- Mark Krueger
- Dan Mortland
- Tony Spurlock
- Jason Sweet
- Ben McCall
Proposed April 20, 2014Proposed by Kent ReifsteckInvestigated July 1, 2014Investigated by Dan Mortland (PEI)Started March 9, 2015Started by Mark Krueger (PEI)Completed November 1, 2016Completed by Praireland Energy, Inc.