An energy company plans to build 150 to 200 wind turbines on 25,000 acres of land in central Illinois.
The Prairie Fork Wind Farm is slated to be built in Christian and Montgomery counties, about 25 miles southeast of Springfield.
The project will be the work of Dominion, a Richmond-based energy company.
Dominion development manager Diane Simon says the project will create 300 jobs during construction and 15 to 20 full-time jobs once the turbines are operational. She says tax revenue for the project will be about $1 million per year.
The company is working to secure land for the turbines, and construction is expected to begin in 2010.
The project is subject to regulatory approval.