GE to produce 137 wind turbines for Michigan wind farm projects

DTE is investing $500 million in the wind energy projects in Sanilac and Huron counties. GE said Monday it had been awarded contracts for the wind turbines, which will produce 220 megawatts of power.

GE announced the wind power contracts during an American Wind Energy Association conference in Atlanta, Ga. State law requires Michigan’s electric utilities to generate 10 percent of their power from renewable sources such as wind energy and solar power by 2015. DTE plans to seek approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission for one of its wind power projects later this year.