June 21 Michigan power company Consumers Energy
agreed to buy 62 of General Electric Co's 1.7-megawatt
(MW) wind turbines for its Cross Winds wind farm in Tuscola
County in east central Michigan.
Consumers, a unit of U.S. power company CMS Energy Inc
said a release the 105.4-MW Cross Winds is scheduled for
operation in late 2014.
Consumers said it awarded GE the contract as part of a
competitive bid process that must still be approved by state,
local and regional regulators and officials.
Consumers said it expects to start construction of Cross
Winds later this year to qualify for the federal production tax
credit. The project will create about 155 construction jobs, the
Michigan's 2008 energy law requires 10 percent of the
electricity Consumers provides to its 1.8 million customers to
come from renewable sources like wind, solar, biomass and hydro