ABOUT SUGAR CREEK WIND
The Sugar Creek Wind project provides an opportunity to help address Illinois's growing electricity demand with clean, homegrown energy, while diversifying Logan County's economy and supporting jobs in the local community.
Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is actively developing Sugar Creek Wind, which is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 80,000 homes annually.
Located in rural Logan County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, the area under consideration is suitable for a wind energy project based on local wind data and these attributes:
- Verified wind resource
- Existing and available transmission capacity
- Strong local landowner and community support
- Closure of fossil fuel facilities
Apex is working to engage state and local stakeholders to ensure your questions are answered. This website includes information about wind energy, Sugar Creek Wind, and important upcoming events. Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions, and stay up to date on project news and developments as the project moves forward.
AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR LOGAN COUNTY
Sugar Creek Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, government services, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the region is likely to be in the millions of dollars over about 30 years, with additional indirect economic benefits greatly exceeding that number.
Revenue from this project would inject millions of dollars into Logan County’s economy to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers. The power from Sugar Creek Wind will be delivered into the Illinois electrical grid, helping to diversify Illinois's energy portfolio.