Leeward buys 350 MW of solar and wind set to come to Indiana


Tri Global Energy, a developer and originator of utility-scale renewable energy projects, sold two projects in Indiana, totaling 350 MW of generation, to Leeward Renewable Energy, an owner/operator with a roughly 2,000 MW renewable portfolio.

The projects are the Blackford Solar Wind and Blackford Wind projects, both located in Blackford County, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis. The projects were originated by Tri Global in 2019, and are currently in the process of securing permits before construction starts. The capacity is expected to enter service in 2023.

Blackford Wind would be the larger of the two, capable of delivering up to 200 MW, while Blackford Solar will have a capacity of up to 150 MW.

This marks the second deal between Tri Global and Leeward. The two companies earlier announced a transaction involving two of Tri Global’s other Indiana projects: the 180 MW Hoosier Line Wind project and the 400 MW Honey Creek Solar project.

Once completed, Blackford Solar will be among the largest projects in a state with a rapidly-shifting energy landscape. Indiana, a state historically committed to the fossil fuel industry, has seen a solar renaissance, especially at the utility level in the last several years. In late May, another 150 MW solar installation was proposed, the Honeysuckle solar farm in St. Joseph County, home to South Bend and Notre Dame University.

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