Leeward Renewable Energy’s (LRE) Crescent Ridge project is situated on 2,500 acres near Tiskilwa, Illinois, and reached commercial operation in 2005. LRE completed a successful repowering of the facility in January 2022. This involved repowering 24 legacy turbines and constructing four new turbines, all utilizing the latest Vestas turbine technology. The project is capable of generating up to 54.4 MW of reliable, clean energy, which it delivers to Amazon through a power purchase agreement.
Renewable Energy Capacity
COD (2022 repower)
Wind Turbine Generators
Wind turbine technology
What Our People Say About LRE
I like being on a team that is developing ideas and technology to diversify the way we use our planet’s energy and resources.
Involvement in new projects, new challenges, and team work.
The energy transition represents a rare and exciting moment to reimagine something fundamental to the way we live.
Opportunities to make an impact and see the results of your work.
The focus on safety and making field work safer.
Coming from the military, camaraderie was important and there is plenty of that here.
LRE strives to meet the goals of renewable needs throughout the US and is continuously seeking opportunities to expand its portfolio.
LRE has a great group of people focused on getting the job done.
I want to work for a company that will have a positive effect on the world.
I choose to work in renewable energy because it is a growing industry and good for the environment.
I am interested in making our planet a better and less polluted environment for ourselves and for future generations.
I want my work to have a positive impact on the world.
I love working at LRE because everyday is a new opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.
I enjoy working in Human Resources for a renewable energy company that is helping to sustain a better future for the next generation.
To do my part in providing the next generation with environmentally friendly sustainable energy.
I have the support from managers and leaders to develop and implement new ideas.
It is exciting to be a part of an emerging industry that we have already seen changing the world.
An environment that creates the perfect work/life balance while maintaining excellent business ethics and professional growth for employees.
I joined LRE because it was committed to growing and the opportunity set for my career was large and well defined.
An opportunity to learn and grow professionally across legal, financial, engineering, construction, O&M, and other areas of expertise.
LRE has a tight knit strong team culture, allowing for access to everything needed for personal and professional growth.
I wanted to be in a growing industry where the future holds a wide variety of opportunities and helps the environment.
I chose the renewable energy field because I’ve always wanted to be part of a shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.
I decided the best way for me to make an impact on reducing the effects of climate change was for me to work in renewable energy.
I chose the field of renewable energy 36 years ago due to my interest in cleaning up the environment, particularly the air quality.
I am passionate about the outdoors and the environment. And I love that I can tell my kids that LRE is part of the solution.
I am proud to work at LRE because I truly believe we make a positive impact on the climate and communities we live in.
I’ve always been passionate about protecting the planet and everyone in it which is what makes working for LRE so rewarding.
Knowing that I am helping build projects that will contribute to the world’s need for renewable energy motivates me every day.
What motivates me are the great people LRE has across all disciplines and aspects of projects leading growth in the renewable energy industry.
I am proud to work at LRE and be part of an established team with a proven track record of operational excellence.
I’m a believer in renewable energy and am proud to work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in our communities and world.
The work I do directly impacts the company and its ability to provide renewable clean energy to the country.
I am motivated by working with a great team and delivering renewable energy while reducing environmental and community impacts.