Michigan’s Upper Thumb currently has 475 operating turbines in Huron county. Huron has the largest installed wind energy base in the Great Lakes region. This represents 16% of the total potential estimated plan of the greater Thumb area playing host to over 2,800 wind turbines. The first phase was completed of a high-capacity, 140-mile electric transmission line called the Thumb Loop. It is capable of carrying electricity linked from the planned 2,800 wind turbines. 1
Michigan has a total of 883 operational turbines producing 1,523 MW. Plans underway show 1,151 turbines with 2,132 MW operational in 2017.