Michigan has a total of 1,032 operational turbines producing 1,881 MW. Plans underway show 1,084 turbines with 2,161 MW operational in 2018. Michigan produced 4.6% of its electricity needs from industrial wind operations in 2016. Michigan’s Upper Thumb currently has 472 operating wind turbines in 2018. Huron county has the largest installed wind energy base in the Great Lakes region.
The Pinnebog Wind Farm is located in Huron County, Michigan. It consists of thirty GE 1.7 MW turbines located producing a rated 50MW of power. The park is located on approximately 14,000 acres. The project was one of the larger ones in the Thumb. Over 23 miles of buried collection feeds, 34 road crossings including … Read more
The Harvest I & II Wind Project is owned by Exelon Generation. Phase I of this wind farm has been in operations since 2008. Phase II began operations in 2012. The renewable energy project was Michigan’s first commercial-scale wind farm. The Harvest Wind Farm is located over 3,200 acres in Huron County’s Oliver and Chandler … Read more
The Huron Daily Tribune reported that a wind turbine in Chandler Township caught fire Christmas morning, December 25th. No injuries or reports of damage were made; however, pictures of the turbine show scorched blades and generator housing. Local police cordoned off the area during the incident. Wind turbine catches fire in Chandler Township in Michigan’s … Read more
Blissfield Energy led the construction of the Michigan Wind 2 near Minden City. The 50 turbine, 90-megawatt wind project is the first commercial wind project developed by Exelon Wind. It was completed in January 2012. The wind farm produces enough energy to power approximately 30,000 homes. Consumers Energy is purchasing energy from the project. Wind Farm … Read more