Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) reports that the Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative has agreed to buy 114 MW of wind energy and associated renewable energy credits in the Thumb of Michigan.
According to RES, the 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) is with the Deerfield Wind Energy project, which is located in Huron County, Mich. The project, located on approximately 20,000 acres in the townships of Huron, Bloomfield, Dwight and Lincoln, will provide up to 200 jobs during the peak of construction and up to six permanent jobs once construction is completed. Currently, more than 215 local landowners are participating in the project and will receive landowner royalty payments from the project, notes RES.
RES Americas developed and will construct the project, and Wolverine, which is owned by and supplies wholesale electric power to seven members, will be the recipient of the 114 MW of electricity generated by the project. Deerfield Wind Energy is scheduled to reach commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2016.