Wind Farm Proposed for DeKalb-Lee County Line Area

One hundred and fifty-one 398-foot wind turbines have been proposed along the DeKalb-Lee County line area, according to a public notice from DeKalb County. There are 133 planned for southwestern DeKalb County and 18 across the Lee County line.

Here is where you can find the owners of the properties.

It will be spread over four townships in western DeKalb County and an unknown number in Lee County.

The DeKalb townships are Milan, Afton, Clinton and Shabbana, all of which can be seen on this map of southwestern DeKalb County.

The developer is FPL Energy Illinois Wind, LLC (a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC), located at 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach, Florida.

Names of the individual land owners are listed on the zoning notice.

A zoning hearing will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 7 PM in the DeKalb County Health Department, Multi-Purpose Room, at 2574 N. Annie Glidden in DeKalb.

Note the location of the high power lines in the area and the pink areas, where the wind blows the most. (Click to enlarge the maps.)

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The wind mills shown are at Paw Paw west of Interstate 39.

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