Wind farms are popping up all across the state. David Loomis with the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University says local governments must also have a long term plan for the turbines once they've become obsolete.
Loomis says most counties have a financing plan with either a letter of credit or an escrow account. He says decommissioning, siting, and taxing issues will be addressed at a Wind Farms Conference at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal on February 8th. The target audience for the conference is county boards.