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DTE Energy (DTE) Buy Three Wind farms in Michigan

DTE recently announced that the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) has provided conditional approval on its proposal to buy three wind parks in Michigan. The company will purchase two largest wind parks — Isabella I and Isabella II — from Apex Clean Energy and Fairbanks Wind from Heritage Sustainable Energy. Together, the three parks have … Continue reading DTE Energy (DTE) Buy Three Wind farms in Michigan

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General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

As part of its commitment to increasing its renewable energy footprint globally and finding clean energy solutions near its operations, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has partnered with DTE Energy for 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy in the state of Michigan. Once complete, the energy sourced will be enough to power 100 percent … Continue reading General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

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Senvion signs 2nd contract in August for the U.S. wind energy market

Senvion and Heritage Sustainable Energy have executed an 80 MW agreement for the supply and delivery of Garden II wind farm. The first 20 MW are already firm followed by a conditional 60 MW. The agreement includes a 21 year full service contract. The Garden II project consists of 20 Senvion 4.0M140 wind turbines with … Continue reading Senvion signs 2nd contract in August for the U.S. wind energy market

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DTE eyes Michigan for wind power plant

DTE Energy says it has plans for 50 to 70 wind turbines in southern Michigan’s Branch County. The Daily Reporter says the utility made a presentation Thursday to county commissioners in Coldwater. Commission Chairman Ted Gordon says any key decisions about the placement of turbines will be made by townships. Michael Sage of Detroit-based DTE … Continue reading DTE eyes Michigan for wind power plant

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Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

Consumers Energy announced today that Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township began serving customers and contributing 44 megawatts of renewable energy in Michigan. “With excitement and pride, we have ‘flipped the switch’ for Phase II of our Cross Winds Energy Park to meet more of Michigan’s demand for energy with renewable … Continue reading Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

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DTE 50 MW wind farm in Michigan starts operations

DTE Energy has started commercial operations at its 50MW Pinnebog wind farm in Michigan. The company said work started on the 30-turbine facility, which is in Huron County, in early 2016. The wind farm is an expansion of the existing Echo wind park, DTE said. It added that approximately 150 people were employed during construction, … Continue reading DTE 50 MW wind farm in Michigan starts operations

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More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

Michigan lawmakers needed more than 20 hours to agree on energy law changes, notably raising the state’s renewable energy standard from 10 to 15 percent by 2022. The bill now goes to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it into law. “The bills protect our environment by making it easier for Michigan … Continue reading More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

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Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

3 MW platform expansion continues in North America with V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in Michigan, underlining the platform’s versatility.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (“Sempra”) for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines.  The turbines will be deployed at the 100 MW Apple Blossom … Continue reading Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Gamesa lands contract to supply 30 MW to a wind farm under development in the US

Gamesa has signed a fresh contract with Heritage Sustainable Energy for the supply of 30 MW as part of phase two of the Big Turtle complex, located in northeast Michigan (US). The agreement also encompasses the provision of operations and maintenance services for 12 years. Under the terms of the agreement reached with Heritage Sustainable … Continue reading Gamesa lands contract to supply 30 MW to a wind farm under development in the US

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Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

The former Koch Professor Randy Simmons continues to push out error-ridden, cookie-cutter reports attacking renewable energy. Simmons is seemingly undeterred by the facts, as well as the embarrassment of his false claims being debunked by major national media outlets including Newsweek, the Washington Post, Politico, and most recently the New York Times. His latest attacks … Continue reading Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

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Geronimo Energy Sells Power from Michigan Wind Farm to Consumers Energy

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) has entered into an agreement to sell the electricity produced by the Apple Blossom Wind Farm (“Apple Blossom”), a 100 megawatt (MW) wind development project located in Huron County, Michigan, to Consumers Energy (“Consumers”). As part of the agreement, Consumers will have a future option to purchase Apple Blossom.   “We … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Sells Power from Michigan Wind Farm to Consumers Energy

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Consumers Energy keeping electric costs affordable, adding renewable energy from new wind farm

Consumers Energy is supporting a Michigan-first approach that keeps costs competitive for customers, announcing an agreement today to purchase renewable energy from a new 100-megawatt wind farm to be built in Michigan’s Thumb. “We are committed to providing electricity that is affordable, reliable and sustainable, especially as seven of our coal plants are retired by … Continue reading Consumers Energy keeping electric costs affordable, adding renewable energy from new wind farm

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Report Encouraging for Wind Power Supporters in Michigan

The Natural Resources Defense Council cites a new US Department of Energy report showing Michigan could get up to 45 percent of its energy through wind power by 2050. Some 100 thousand square kilometers of state land would be ideal for wind turbines higher than the current standard of 80 meters. The Michigan Environmental Council … Continue reading Report Encouraging for Wind Power Supporters in Michigan

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Will Michigan policymakers follow the private sector’s lead?

Co-authored by Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. (Michigan State ‘80), SVP for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management LLC and Greg P. Hasevlat, Sustainability Research Analyst, Pax World Management LLC A range of Michiganders, from landowners to manufacturers, will be convening in Lansing next week for the American Wind Energy Association’s Michigan Forum. The Forum is an opportunity … Continue reading Will Michigan policymakers follow the private sector’s lead?

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RES Americas Executes PPA with Wolverine Power Cooperative for 114 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary RES America Developments Inc. has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc. (Wolverine) for 114 … Continue reading RES Americas Executes PPA with Wolverine Power Cooperative for 114 Megawatts of Wind Energy

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IKEA to Increase Size of Michigan’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Array

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store that opened eight years ago in Canton, MI. In September, IKEA began work on a 44,000-square-foot expansion to the store, atop which new panels will be installed beginning Spring 2015, with a completion by Summer.   … Continue reading IKEA to Increase Size of Michigan’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Array

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Michigan has the potential for more than 59,000 megawatts of wind energy generation

Wind power: Michigan ranks 16th among U.S. states with 1,163 megawatts of installed wind power, enough to power more than 300,000 average Michigan homes. The state has the potential for more than 59,000 megawatts of wind energy generation — more than 1.6 times the state’s current energy needs. That capacity is the 18th best wind … Continue reading Michigan has the potential for more than 59,000 megawatts of wind energy generation

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DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Farm begins commercial operation

DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Farm has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park. The Echo Wind Farm in Huron County adds another 112 megawatts (MW) to DTE Energy’s renewable energy portfolio, or enough to power 52,000 homes. The wind farm, … Continue reading DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Farm begins commercial operation

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Michigan’s wind energy industry soaring

“Wind energy has been the primary source of new renewable energy in Michigan,” John Quackenbush, the chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission said Friday as he addressed green energy proponents at the Michigan Energy Fair in Mason. One reason: It’s about half as expensive to produce than utility companies initially expected, down to as … Continue reading Michigan’s wind energy industry soaring

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