There are still a good many steps remaining before 150 to 200 wind turbines can begin cranking out power southwest of Taylorville — not the least of which is signing leases for a project expected to spread across 25,000 acres in two counties.
The Prairie Fork Wind Farm would become one of the largest in Illinois. It also would be the farthest south in the state.
“Definitely, I’m interested. I’m just not 100 percent sure yet if I’m eligible. I plan to go online, or visit with Dominion, to find out,” said Mel Repscher, whose 223-acre farm is in the proposed project area.
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