German utilities company E.ON announced that its US subsidiary has kickstarted a clean energy project in the state of Illinois.In a press statement, the firm said its Chicago based division started the installation of 278MW wind farm in Macon County.
The project falls under the company’s efforts to increase its renewable energy portfolio.
The completion of the wind farm by the end of 2017 will increase the firm’s wind energy portfolio in Illinois to 578MW. In the whole of the US, the firm is currently operating 3.1GW of renewable energy sourced from solar and wind.
The wind farm is E.ON’s third wind energy generating plant in the US state and is expected to power more than 180,000 Illinois homes.
Clean energy storage development
Apart from increasing its clean energy portfolio, the company is also partnering with other utility companies in helping them to lift their renewable energy generation by providing them with platforms to store generated electricity.
The utility company partnered with energy storage company RedT Energy for the rollout of the project in Somerset in South West England.
The London-based energy storage solutions provider supplied E.ON with its battery storage technology.