Consumers Energy resumes construction on 105 MW Cross Winds Energy Park

Consumers Energy has resumed construction of its 105 megawatt capacity Cross Winds Energy Park in Michigan

Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS) has recently resumed building its 105 megawatt capacity Cross Winds Energy Park in Michigan after waiting for the weather to warm. The energy park in Michigan's Tuscola County will be comprised of 62 GE (NYSE: GE). wind turbines, according to the company. 

"Consumers Energy and its contractors are committed to building Cross Winds Energy Park in the safest manner possible," said John Bulloch, project manager for the Cross Winds Energy Park. "Safety is our No. 1 priority. A key part of our commitment to safety is openly communicating about construction activity that residents may encounter."

Construction on Cross Winds Energy Park began in the fall of 2013. Turbine components will begin arriving in the project area early summer of 2014, followed by installation of the first turbine expected by July 2014. The wind farm is expected to start generating electricity to power Consumers Energy customers' households in Michigan by late 2014.

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, said Michigan has three times as much wind power capacity compared to two years ago, according to Grand Rapids Business Journal. Kiernan said under optimal conditions, wind farms in the state have a capacity of 1,163 MW.

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