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Michigan-based utility DTE Energy has exercised its option to purchase one of the two Pheasant Run wind parks from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

The 75 MW Pheasant Run II wind park, located in Huron County, Mich., will be renamed the Brookfield Wind Park as a result of the purchase. Operating since earlier this year, the project will shut down for one to two weeks to accomplish the ownership transition and convert the communication infrastructure.

A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will continue to own and operate Pheasant Run I, the energy from which will continue to be purchased by DTE Energy. Each 75 MW wind park features 44 1.7-MW GE wind turbines.

DTE Energy says the Brookfield Wind Park purchase is part of the utility’s efforts to expand its renewable energy resources and meet the state's renewable energy goals. DTE Energy will have almost 1GW of renewable energy assets, equivalent to 10% of its power sales, by 2015.

DTE Energy explains that it plans to own facilities to supply up to half of that 10% and contract with third-party producers, such as NextEra Energy Resources, for the rest. Most of that power will come from wind resources.




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