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Michigan triples wind power capacity

The head of the American Wind Energy Association will speak at Aquinas. Michigan is “a wonderful case study” of many of the challenges and opportunities facing wind-generated electricity throughout the U.S., according to Tom Kiernan. Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association — the leading group representing commercial wind generation supporters and businesses in … Continue reading Michigan triples wind power capacity

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Groundbreaking held today for Cross Winds Energy Plant

Consumers Energy, its contractors, Tuscola County-area landowners and local government officials held a groundbreaking event today to officially start construction of the company’s second wind park, the Cross Winds® Energy Park. “Renewable energy will continue to be a vital part of our Balanced Energy Initiative, providing Michigan residents with the energy they need, whenever they … Continue reading Groundbreaking held today for Cross Winds Energy Plant

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Consumers Energy breaks ground on $255M wind farm

The Cross Winds Energy plant will be a 105-megawatt wind farm with 62 wind turbines. It’s expected to open in late 2014 and create about 150 construction jobs. Consumers Energy has broken ground on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company’s renewable energy options. The unit of Jackson-based CMS … Continue reading Consumers Energy breaks ground on $255M wind farm

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With wind energy development picking up in Michigan, leaders to summit to discuss economic benefits to the state

Wind industry executives, investors to join lawmakers at AWEA’s Wind Energy Forum November 1, 2013 East Lansing, MI – The following event is open to coverage by accredited journalists for news media outlets: What: AWEA State Energy Forum – Michigan Who: Business, political and community leaders, including Budget Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Sen. Debbie Stabenow … Continue reading With wind energy development picking up in Michigan, leaders to summit to discuss economic benefits to the state

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Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, the independent grid operator for all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North … Continue reading Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

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Wind turbines begin operation at DTE Energy's Echo wind farm

The first 13 wind turbines at DTE Energy's (NYSE: DTE) Echo Wind Park have been commissioned, with the entire facility set to begin commercial operation by the end of November. write essays for money The 70-turbine Echo Wind Park in Huron County will be operational by the end of 2013 and add another 112 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading Wind turbines begin operation at DTE Energy's Echo wind farm

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Consumers Energy to begin 105 MW Michigan wind energy project

Consumers Energy says it plans to begin construction this year on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company’s renewable energy options. Consumers Energy which announced plans to begin construction of a $255 million 105MW wind power project using GE’s new 1.7MW wind turbine. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy … Continue reading Consumers Energy to begin 105 MW Michigan wind energy project

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Nordex supplying 45.6 MW to Michigan wind farm

Nordex USA, Inc. will be supplying 19 wind turbines to Exelon Wind, LLC for the next phase of the Beebe Community Wind Project in Gratiot County, Michigan. The first phase, which was completed in December 2012, features 34 of Nordex’ N117/2400 turbines and was the first major project worldwide to use the machines, specifically designed … Continue reading Nordex supplying 45.6 MW to Michigan wind farm

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Michigan utility buys 62 wind turbines from GE

Michigan power company Consumers Energy agreed to buy 62 of General Electric Co’s 1.7-megawatt (MW) wind turbines for its Cross Winds wind farm in Tuscola County in east central Michigan. Consumers, a unit of U.S. power company CMS Energy Inc said a release the 105.4-MW Cross Winds is scheduled for operation in late 2014. Consumers … Continue reading Michigan utility buys 62 wind turbines from GE

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2 wind energy parks open across Michigan

Michigan’s two largest utilities opened sprawling wind energy parks in the last month that will play a crucial role in helping the companies meet the state’s renewable energy requirements. Detroit-based DTE Energy opened a 110-megawatt wind park in Michigan’s Thumb on Friday, while Jackson-based Consumers Energy opened a 100-megawatt wind park south of Ludington on … Continue reading 2 wind energy parks open across Michigan

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