Consumers Energy has announced that its fifth wind project, Heartland Farms in central Michigan, is producing 201 MW through the project’s 72 turbines.
Invenergy developed and built the project and Consumers Energy took ownership upon its completion.
“Consumers Energy is starting the new year by continuing to develop clean energy projects that help us protect the planet,” says Consumers Energy’s David Hicks. “With our final coal plants scheduled to close next year, Heartland Farms Wind continues our work to fulfill our Clean Energy Plan and develop the next generation of energy for Michigan.”
“Invenergy is proud to complete another clean energy project that supports Consumers Energy’s Clean Energy Plan,” adds Erin Kricher, Invenergy’s vice president of development. “Heartland Farms builds on our successful track record of working with landowners and communities across the state to invest in the clean energy economy through projects that produce reliable power in Michigan.”
Consumers Energy’s newest wind project represents a $358 million investment in Michigan’s clean energy infrastructure. It joins Lake Winds Energy Park, Cross Winds Energy Park, Gratiot Farms Wind and Crescent Wind. Combined, the projects can produce enough energy to power about 330,000 households, says the company.