Wind power in Michigan has become a big business. The state is about to join the elite “Gigawatt Club,” being one of only a handful of states to generate more than a billion watts of electricity from wind power. More than 40 companies in the wind industry now employ more than 3,000 Michiganders.
The first 13 wind turbines at DTE Energy’s (NYSE: DTE) Echo Wind Park have been commissioned, with the entire facility set to begin commercial operation by the end of November.
The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that three companies were approved for incentives by the Michigan Strategic Fund through the Michigan Business Development and Community Revitalization Programs to support their expansions in the state.
DTE Energy says it’s wrapped up construction and started up full commercial operations at its Gratiot County Wind Project, which includes 133 turbines.
GE has received contracts to supply 137 wind turbines to DTE Energy for wind projects in lower Michigan.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell called for a state takeover of the permit and site selection process for wind turbines at Ferris State University’s fifth annual Michigan Energy Conference Thursday.
Invenergy Wind LLC and DTE Energy Tuesday welcomed more than 150 invited guests, including local, state and federal officials, and business and community leaders, at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Gratiot County Wind Project.
Troy-based Altair Engineering Inc. announced that it will deliver a paper presentation at ASME Turbo Expo 2011, describing a new application for optimizing the weight of composite fan blades using Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided design tools.
The latest in tech news and innovations from WWJ’s Matt Roush.