Project overview

Leeward Renewable Energy’s (LRE) Mendota Hills Wind project is located near Paw Paw, Illinois. Originally commissioned in 2003, the project was the first utility-scale wind project in the state of Illinois, and it was originally comprised of 63 Gamesa G52 0.8 MW wind turbine generators. In 2019, we repowered the project with SiemensGamesa G126 2.625 MW units, reducing the number of turbines to 29 but increasing the nameplate capacity to 76 MW. The repowered project interconnects to ComEd in the PJM Interconnection. We sell the output from project under a long-term virtual power purchase agreement to Digital Realty Trust.

  • 76 MW
    Renewable Energy Capacity
  • 2019
  • Siemens Gamesa
    Wind turbine technology
  • Digital Realty Trust
    Offtake Partner