First Utility-Scale Wind Farm Completed In Michigan

NAW Staff, Thursday 29 May 2008 - 10:20:19

Madison, Wis.-based WindConnect, a trademark of Alliant Energy Corp. subsidiary RMT Inc., has completed construction of the Harvest Wind Farm, the first utility-scale wind facility to operate in Michigan.

Located on 3,200 acres in Huron County, Mich., the Harvest Wind Farm consists of 32 Vestas V82 wind turbines, with a capacity to produce 53 MW of electricity.

As general contractor for the facility, WindConnect managed construction of the turbine foundations, roadways, underground collection system and interconnection substation at the site. WindConnect also provided site development services to make the site construction-ready.

"Huron County has consistently strong winds for this part of the U.S., making it a prime location for providing renewable energy," says Mark Osten, director of business development for WindConnect. "This is a major step forward for Michigan's renewable energy future, and WindConnect is proud to have built this important renewable energy resource for John Deere Wind Energy."

John Deere Wind Energy is the owner and developer of the Harvest Wind Farm. Wolverine Power Co-op has signed an agreement to purchase the energy produced at the site. Wolverine plans to sell the energy from this project to its member companies and retail customers throughout Michigan.

SOURCE: RMT Inc.




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