Mainstream entered the US market in 2009 and established a presence in Chicago. In 2010, the company partnered with Goldwind and successfully submitted an application to the Illinois Power Agency for the 110 MW Shady Oaks project in Lee County, Illinois. This resulted in a 20 year renewable energy offtake agreement from ComEd through the Illinois Power Agency’s long term procurement plan and meant the progression of the project into construction. Mainstream and Goldwind worked together to deliver the project into operation in 2012.
Our Canadian office is located in Toronto in support of our projects in development. It has delivered the 46 megawatt Oldman 2 project in Alberta into operation in October 2014 at which point giant furniture retailer, IKEA took full ownership. Mainstream continue to provide the operations and maintenance support for the Oldman 2 wind farm.
Mainstream is pursuing an exit strategy in North America to focus on emerging markets.