Mortenson was selected as the EPC provider on the Pilot Hill Wind Project. The project is located in an agricultural area about 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Herscher, IL. The 19,000-acre wind project will provide energy for Microsoft Corporation’s Chicago area datacenter, roughly the equivalent of 70,000 homes.
Mortenson’s High Voltage Transmission group was responsible for the collection system, 138kV substation and interconnect switchyard, and 13.3 miles of transmission line. The project commenced construction in the summer of 2014 and final completion was reached in January of 2016.