Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy, LLC has completed development of its sixth wind power project, surpassing the $1 billion threshold in developed project assets.
The six projects, which total 568 MW in nameplate capacity, are located in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, and generate enough electricity to supply an estimated 160,000 average households. The projects represent more than 30% of the total nameplate capacity currently operating or under construction in these States. In addition, MWE has an active development portfolio of more than 1,700 MW located throughout the Midwest.
As a project development company, MWE fully develops wind farms from "concept to construction," and partners with well-known equity players to construct and operate them. MWE has sold its projects to Eurus Energy America, Corp, Wisconsin Power & Light Company, and Iberdrola Renewable Energies USA, Ltd.; and it currently enjoys an exclusive joint development partnership with Edison Mission Group. EMG recently purchased two projects from MWE totaling 320 MW.