Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has acquired the Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan from Geronimo Energy LLC, a utility-scale wind and solar energy developer.
Located in Huron County, the 100 MW wind farm will generate enough power for approximately 38,000 Michigan homes, says the developer. The entire output from the wind farm has been sold to Consumers Energy under a 15-year contract.
Construction and commercial operations are expected to begin this fall and by year-end 2017, respectively.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire, build and operate the Apple Blossom wind project in the state of Michigan as it continues to position itself as a wind energy leader,” says Kevin C. Sagara, president of renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.
When the project is completed, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, along with its affiliates and joint-venture partners, will have wind facilities in eight states for a total of more than 1.3 GW of generating capacity.
Sagara adds, “We look forward to providing Michigan with a stable supply of clean, renewable energy and becoming a long-term partner with the local community through the development and operation of this project.”