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Leeward Renewable Energy (Leeward) has announced the company has completed the full-scale repower of its Mendota Hills Wind Farm located in Lee County, Illinois, USA. Leeward achieved a financial close with a subsidiary of Citi, which provided tax equity financing for the project.
Mendota replaced the 63 legacy Gamesa windturbines with 29 SG 2.6-126 wind turbines, increasing the capacity from approximately 50MW to 76MW. Leeward entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Digital Reality and will provide approximately 276,000 MWhs of renewable wind power annually. In addition to working with Leeward on the repowering initiative, Siemens Gamesa provides operations and maintenance for the sites. The repowering of Mendota was completed on March 21, 2019.
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