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Virden wind is a utility-scale renewable energy project in Central Illinois. It will generate 100 megawatts of electricity from wind power, helping to meet growing consumer demand for energy. Once complete, Virden Wind will spur economic growth to Montgomery County and Illinois, bringing short and long-term job creation and additional tax revenue to local taxing bodies and critical community services.

 

UKA is committed to collaborating with the communities to develop, construct, own, and operate clean energy projects in Illinois and across the U.S.



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Local Economic Growth

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Over $30.2 million in additional property tax revenue to local taxing districts for the life of the project.

Source: Strategic Economic Research 2024

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New Jobs

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Virden Wind is anticipated to create:

  • 60 construction jobs and 9 long-term jobs for Montgomery County

  • 227 construction jobs and 16 long-term jobs for Illinois

 

Source: Strategic Economic Research 2024

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Virden wind will create enough energy to power over 30,000 homes annually.

Source: Strategic Economic Research 2024

Clean Energy

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Reduced Pollution

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Virden Wind has the potential to displace the amount of fossil fuel pollution that would have been caused by 28,130 Illinois homes.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

UKA

UKA is a privately held company that has developed, owned, and operated renewable energy projects for over 22 years. UKA has built over 67 wind and solar utility parks operating more than 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy projects with the help of more than 900 employees working across six countries.

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