Echo Wind Park Spins, WIN Grants Available, and Septic Tips


Thumbwind is considering development of a matching dollar program offering cottage and homeowners a reduced way of testing their septic system for those near the lakeshore. Stay tuned.

Mr Great Lakes

For Oct. 3, 2014

1 – A new wind park is spinning in Huron County.

echo-wind-park-construction-dte Echo Wind Park construction. Credit: DTE.

DTE Energy says its Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation. There are 70 turbines in the park, located in Oliver and Chandler townships in Michigan’s Thumb.

The Echo Wind Park adds 112 megawatts to DTE Energy’s renewable energy portfolio, or enough to power more than 50,000 homes.

The wind park is sited on nearly 16,000 acres. It’s the fourth to be owned and operated by DTE Energy.

The project is the first to tie into a new 345,000-volt transmission system built to handle all the renewable energy flowing onto the electric grid in the Thumb.

The wind park will be operated and maintained by a team of seven employees. As many as 170 workers were on site during peak construction activity.

With the commissioning of the Echo Wind…

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