Consumers Energy announced it began ownership of 166-megawatt Crescent Wind Farm, which began producing renewable energy for residents and businesses in Michigan. This is the first industrial wind farm in southern lower Michigan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Crescent Wind to our assets powering Michigan with clean energy,” said Dennis Dobbs, vice president of enterprise project management, engineering, and services for Consumers Energy. “It’s amazing to consider the addition of Crescent Wind completes a doubling of the wind energy parks we own and operate compared to a year ago.”
Renewable Power for 64,000 Michigan Residents
Crescent Wind farm in Hillsdale County features 60 turbines with a capacity to power about 64,000 residents. Invenergy developed and built the wind farm. Consumers Energy took ownership and operations of the facility upon its completion on February 16th.
The Crescent Wind farm will be managed by a newly established service center in Jonesville, Michigan, to be completed in later February. A team of 11 full-time employees will operate the electric generation facility from the new service center.
Consumers Energy’s newest wind project represents a $246 million investment in Michigan’s clean energy infrastructure. It joins Lake Winds Energy Park, Cross Winds Energy Park, and Gratiot Farms Wind Project, which went online in late 2020, as wind energy projects Consumers Energy owns and operates.
Consumers Energy Wind Farms Now Powering Nearly 250,000 Residents
Combined, the four Consumers Energy wind energy farms can produce enough renewable energy to power about 249,600 residents. See Michigan Wind Farm Map for detail on other wind farms in service in Michigan.
The Crescent Wind farm plays a key role in fulfilling the energy provider’s Clean Energy Plan, which calls for eliminating coal as an energy source, achieving net-zero carbon emissions, and meeting 90% of customers’ energy needs through clean sources like renewable energy, energy waste reduction, and energy storage.