WIND | Under Construction
|Location:||Huron County, MI|
|Homes Powered:||About 38,000 (MI)|
Apple Blossom is Sempra Renewables’ 100-megawatt (MW) wind farm project located in Huron County, Michigan. It will harness the power of the wind to provide a new source of clean electricity and an economic boost to surrounding communities.
The project moved into full construction in fall 2016, is expected to create about 250 construction jobs at peak and approximately seven full-time positions. It will utilize 29 wind turbines, generating enough electricity to power about 38,000 Michigan homes. The wind farm is expected to be complete by year-end 2017.
The entire output from the wind farm is sold to Consumers Energy under a 15-year contract.
- Creates about 250 construction jobs at peak and seven full-time positions
- Provides a new source of clean, locally produced power
- Economic benefits include new sources of revenue for local landowners without disrupting agricultural operations
- Will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 205,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approximately 43,000 cars off the road