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Michigan counties kick off new year by boosting wind farms

Chicago-based Exelon's subsidiary Exelon Wind's 90-megawatt, 50-turbine Michigan Wind 2 Project in Minden City, a village in Sanilac County, has been completed and has started producing electricity. This is the company's first commercial wind power plant

"We're excited to bring Michigan Wind 2 online. The clean generation from this project will help Michigan meet its renewable energy goals, it will provide clean energy for over 30,000 homes and brings significant economic benefits to the local community," said David Drescher, vice president of wind energy for Exelon Power.

Michigan Wind 2 is expected to generate over $12 million in local tax revenues for its first 20 years. Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy will be acquiring the power output of the project through a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Exelon Wind also operates Harvest I Wind in Elkton, Michigan, and will begin construction on the 59.4-MW Harvest II in nearby Pigeon. Both are in Huron County.

Exelon serves electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania, and natural gas to approximately 490,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. – Jhoanna Frances S. Valdez

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