By the numbers

Proposed turbines

72-142
(2 phases)

Power produced

Power 90K+ homes

Total investment

$600 Million

Distance from any home:

Over ¼ mile

Land use

  • The turbines would share agricultural land with mostly corn and soybeans. The project site encompasses approximately 28,000 acres: 11,000 acres in Gibson Central; 17,000 acres in the Gibson West / Posey North area. While there are more than 28,000 acres in the project, each of the 72-142 turbines would only take up about half an acre – enabling participating farmers, and landowners to continue their current land use on more than 99%of the land in the project.
  • RWE Renewables has 200+ lease agreements with 350+ leaseholders.

Proposed area Tri-State Wind farm would occupy

Power

  • 400 Megawatts of clean, inexpensive, homegrown energy with 72-142 turbines – enough to power more than 90,000 homes every year. Proposed completion in 2021 with an operational life of 25-30 years.
Clean, inexpensive, homegrown energy

400 Megawatts

Economic benefits

  • $600 million total investment in Posey and Gibson Counties.
  • County income: More than $89 million in tax revenue for Posey and Gibson Counties over 30 years to support local first responders, schools, and other essential services.
  • Tax relief: Additional county income can also reduce the tax burden on residents.
  • Construction income: More than $25 million paid to mainly local labor and construction companies.
  • Posey County family farmers, and landowners for over 30 years after full build-out. (Turbines use just 1% of a farmer’s land)
  • Jobs: 400+ temporary construction jobs; up to 25 long-term, good-paying local jobs; and a commitment to hire locally when possible.
  • Roads: Miles of local road upgrades at no cost to taxpayers.

Meet the team

Lael Eason

Director of Development – Midwest/Northeast Region
Lael leads and manages all wind project development activities within the Midwest / Northeast Regions from inception to construction and finance handoff. His specific duties include: managing site identification, land acquisition, interconnection, environmental studies, permitting, title, survey and other real estate matters.

Karsen Rumpf

Development Liaison – Midwest
Karsen works to support all phases and aspects of development. His specific duties include: land acquisition and project support for a potential Tri-State Wind Farm; meeting with landowners and local stakeholders, and supporting all permitting efforts.