Sigel Wind Park Description
Sigel is one of three DTE Energy’s first wholly-owned and constructed wind parks named Thumb Wind Park. The project was energized on Dec. 21, 2012. The facility is located on 15,000 acres spread over roughly 600 square miles in Huron and Sanilac Counties in Michigan. The total generation facility includes 69 wind turbines, three electrical substations, and an associated electrical collection system. The parks generate 110 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, capable of powering 25,000 homes in Michigan.
Sigel consists of 40 turbines generating 64 MW. The generated electricity is sold to DTE Energy.
DTE Appealing Taxes of Sigel Wind Park
According to the Huron Daily Tribune, the Michigan tax tribunal determined in June 2021 that Huron County would have to pay DTE back taxes from 2016 and 2017 with a 6% interest rate, claiming that DTE paid its taxes at a greater rate than agreed upon. The verdict only applies to Sigel and Bloomfield townships, with the county required to repay between $60,000 and $70,000 for each. That ruling has already been appealed by the two townships.
Reports and Maps
- Thumb Wind Sigel Dynamic Map from USGS
- Thumb Wind Sigel Monthly Megawatt Production from EIA
- Incidents Reported