Plans Halted For Northwest Michigan Wind Farm

BEULAH (AP) – An energy company has discontinued plans to build a wind farm in the northwestern Lower Peninsula.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle and the Ludington Daily News report Duke Energy Renewables announced the decision Wednesday about the project. It had been planned for Benzie and Manistee counties.

Estimates for the project said it would include anywhere between 62 to 112 turbines.

The company started looking for sites in 2009 and had named the proposed wind farm the Gail Windpower Project. Duke Energy’s original plan included property in four townships but that had been scaled back to two.

Milton Howard, vice president of wind development, said the timing was off to sell electricity generated by the project. And the company said it has wind power projects in other states that it’s working on.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Jerry Gillaspie says:

    They are daumb and uncaring. The farms would bring in money and jobs. We only have one Mother Earth, don’t kill her. I’d rather see clouds over head instead of smog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen