DTE Energy will build its first three wind farms in Michigan in Huron and Sanilac Counties as part of its efforts to expand the company's renewable energy resources.
The Minden, Sigel and McKinley wind farms, which together are expected to generate approximately 110 MW, will be sited on nearly 15,000 acres in Bloomfield, Sigel and McKinley townships in Huron County, and Minden and Delaware townships in Sanilac County.
DTE Energy has acquired easements on 80,000 acres in Huron County, as well as completed wind and wildlife studies at the three wind farm sites. The company is reviewing bids from turbine manufacturers, and it is expected that approximately 50 wind turbines will be needed to generate the power at the wind farms. Total investment is estimated to be about $225 million.
Besides selecting a turbine manufacturer, DTE Energy also will seek a construction company and begin the permitting process that will lead to construction next year.
SOURCE: DTE Energy