Siting and Permitting Wind Farms in Illinois, Lessons Learned

April 19, 2012

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The state of Illinois has established incentives for renewable energy, as well as a renewable portfolio standard (25 percent by 2025) with a 75 percent requirement for wind energy. Although no statewide requirements exist, Illinois has developed county and municipal codes that establish jurisdiction over wind farm development and regulation. It is very important that stakeholders and decision makers are aware of the impacts of wind energy for their communities.

Additional background information on Wind Energy in Illinois can be found at:

Economic Impact Report

Wind Farms in Your Community

Siting and Permitting Wind Farms in Illinois

County Wind Zoning Survey