The proposed Heritage Prairie Wind Project represents a significant investment within Ford and Kankakee Counties. Throughout development and construction, local residents can expect to see the widespread direct and indirect job creation, economic investment, and tax revenue for Illinois.
The following are a few of the expected benefits to the state of Illinois from the Heritage Prairie Project in Ford County, as analyzed in the economic impact study completed by Dr. David Loomis Professor of Economics at Illinois State University.
Ford County Revenue and Jobs
About the Team
Illinois Generation LLC
Illinois Generation LLC is a project-level company that owns the assets related to our wind generation efforts located in Ford and Kankakee Counties known as Heritage Prairie. “Heritage” pays homage to the area’s agricultural roots, and Prairie references Illinois, the Prairie State. Heritage Prairie is jointly owned by Pattern Development and ConnectGEN.
Pattern Development is a leader in developing renewable energy and transmission assets. With a long history in wind energy, Pattern Development’s highly-experienced team has developed, financed and placed into operation more than 4,500 MW of wind and solar power projects. A strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship drives the company’s dedication in working closely with communities to create renewable energy projects. Pattern Development has offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, and New York in the US; Toronto, Canada; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; and Tokyo, Japan.
ConnectGEN is a renewable energy company comprised of seasoned energy industry professionals focused on developing wind, solar, and energy projects across the United States. ConnectGEN draws from its team’s vast experience developing renewable energy and infrastructure projects across the United States. In total, the ConnectGEN team has managed the development, financing, construction, and operation of thousands of megawatts (MW) of wind and solar energy across 15 states.