IMEC’s Review Preps Companies to Enter the Wind Supply Chain
Illinois is a national leader both in terms of installed capacity of wind power and wind turbine manufacturing. The state ranks seventh for overall wind capacity in the U.S., with great potential to increase the amount of electricity produced from wind. Investment in wind energy has brought jobs to the state and attracted major wind energy manufacturers to locate in Illinois.
- Illinois ranked second in 2010 for most new wind added.
- Percentage of Illinois power provided by wind in 2009: 1.06%
- Equivalent number of homes Illinois wind power farms now power: 500,000
- The Twin Groves wind farm in Illinois is the seventh largest wind farm in the country.