Tri Global Energy Sells Illinois Wind Project  to CIP

Tri Global Energy has announced the sale of the Woodford Wind Energy project in Illinois, to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Tri Global Wind Energy

Tri Global Energy, a leading originator, and developer of utility-scale renewable energy projects has announced the sale of the Woodford Wind Energy project in Illinois, to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a Denmark-based renewable energy specialist focused on clean energy infrastructure.

The Illinois wind project, which is the first wind project developed and sold by Tri Global Energy in Illinois, has applied for two separate phases of interconnection – each phase for up to 400 MW of capacity — in the PJM system.

“This transaction highlights our recent momentum and growth as a developer and further positions Tri Global Energy for continued leadership on clean energy solutions,” said John Billingsley, Tri Global Energy chairman, and CEO. 

“We look forward to supporting CIP through the Woodford project’s commencement of operations and to expanding our development activities in Illinois and within the PJM interconnection region,” Billingsley said.

Comprised of 31,000 leased acres in the Central Illinois county of Woodford involving over 300 land and homeowners, Woodford Wind Energy will be owned and operated by CIP’s US subsidiary, Woodford Wind. Construction of the initial phase of the wind energy project is targeted to begin in January 2021 with the project’s commercial operations expected to commence by the end of the year. 

“This is the third project launched via a partnership between Tri Global Energy and CIP.  The two companies have already constructed over 500 MW of wind energy projects,” said Henrik Tordrup, Partner at CIP. “We look forward to our continuing ownership and operating role by expanding our US portfolio of high-quality clean energy projects such as Woodford Wind Energy.”

For Tri Global Energy, the close of this transaction follows recent announcements of three Texas wind energy projects: the sale of Changing Winds Renewable Energy and Canyon Wind projects (totaling 591 MW) and the start of operations of the 158 MW Gopher Creek Wind Energy project, capping off the company’s 10th anniversary year.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for