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Spanish firm to construct 90m-tall US wind farm

28MW Michigan wind farm will feature 14 90m-high wind turbines

The 28MW Michigan wind farm will increase onshore wind power in the US
The 28MW Michigan wind farm will increase onshore wind power in the US

Spanish wind developer Gamesa has started work on a project to construct a 28MW wind farm in the US. The project is happening in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan. According to reports, Gamesa and its US operations team has announced that construction is under way on the Garden Wind Farm in Garden Township, which is located southwest of Manistique and along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The 28MW wind power project, which will feature Gamesa’s G97 2MW Class IIIA model, is expected to have 14 wind turbines on 90m tall towers on the Garden Peninsula. Firm Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy will develop and own the wind farm.

The U.P. wind farm is scheduled to be completed and online by September. Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy are set to purchase the power generated.

Gamesa is in the process of potentially executing a lease agreement with Muskegon County to investigate the possible construction of commercial-sized wind turbines on the county’s 11,000-acre wastewater site. The signing of the lease agreement by the private development team has been delayed, county officials have said, as a separate partnership agreement between Gamesa and Scandia Wind is still being developed.

The lease agreement, once signed, will give Muskegon Wind, led by Gamesa, exclusive rights to research and investigate the suitability for constructing a wind farm on the wastewater site in eastern Muskegon County. In exchange for exclusivity, the development team would pay thousands of dollars annually to the county.