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HillTopper Wind Farm

HillTopper Wind Farm, USA

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The project

A new era of clean energy

HillTopper Wind Farm is situated in Logan County, Illinois. This is Enel Green Power’s first wind farm in the state and it’s helping leading companies like Bloomberg, General Motors, Starbucks and Danone North America achieve their sustainable energy goals. HillTopper is a 185 MW project, consisting of 74 wind turbines

Technology

Wind

Status

In operation

Capacity

185 MW

Energy production

570 GWh annually 

CO2 emissions avoided

352,000 tons annually 

Electricity equivalent

46,300+ US households annually

Timeline

Milestones

Our Corporate Partners

Bloomberg: HillTopper is helping Bloomberg LP, a global leader in financial information, achieve its goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2025.

General Motors: HillTopper is one of two PPAs in PJM (the “Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconection,” a regional transmission organization, or RTO) providing 100% renewable electricity to General Motors’ manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Ohio to help the company to obtain 20% of its energy supply from renewables.

Starbucks: Thanks to an agreement with Constellation, an Exelon company, HillTopper will help power more than 340 Starbucks cafes in Illinois, the equivalent of brewing almost 100 million cups of coffee.

Danone North America: Through a 6 MW PPA with Enel Green Power, Danone North America supported the development and construction of the HillTopper project.

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Community Impact

Enel Green Power is committed to creating long-term shared value and supports local socio-economic development in Illinois. The project created 325 jobs during construction and contributed 50 million dollars directly to the local economy by purchasing wind turbines for the project from a local manufacturing plant. Enel provided a safer way to connect areas in Logan County by improving 26 miles of road in the area, including repaving 10 miles. Additionally, Enel revitalized the historic Bo-Jac Seed building in Mt. Pulaski to serve as the operations and maintenance building, further integrating the site’s employees into the local community.

Enel Green Power is committed to the long-term sustainability of the communities where it operates, and central Illinois is no exception. In Mt. Pulaski, Enel Green Power has helped establish a community development fund that has supported a variety of initiatives critical to the community such as funding for local schools and the establishment of a local grocery co-op. These initiatives will benefit the company’s local employees as well as the community at large.

Work Progress Status

Status of construction phase

Enel Green Power is committed to a sustainable worksite model. When we build projects, we monitor sustainability performance for energy, waste and water management, and the economic impact on the local community. We utilize innovative tools and construction techniques to build the new wind farms, ensuring that the highest safety standards are met both in the construction and management stages. 

 

Workers >325

Workers >325 Construction jobs 

Investment 325

Investment 325 Million dollars in total investment

Recycling 948

Recycling 948 Recycled 948 tons of construction waste

Contacts

Community and Landowners Inquiries

Jason Meeks, Site Supervisor

Media Inquiries

Matt Epting, Enel Communications

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