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Wind Farm Critics Want To Stop Expansion In Upper Peninsula

Opponents say 14 turbines in Delta County are noisy and are a threat to birds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2015

Michigan Wind Industry Spins Up Power, Success

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

Turbines Begins Operation At DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Park

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats Up

The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012


MEDC: Three Companies To Invest $22M, Add 200 Jobs In Michigan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012


DTE Wraps Up Work On Gratiot County Wind Project

DTE Energy says it’s wrapped up construction and started up full commercial operations at its Gratiot County Wind Project, which includes 133 turbines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2012


DTE Energy Selects Advanced GE Technology for Four Wind Projects in Michigan

GE has received contracts to supply 137 wind turbines to DTE Energy for wind projects in lower Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2012

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell dellivers the opening keynote Thursday morning at Ferris State University's Michigan Energy Conference.

GR Mayor: State Should Take Over Wind Turbine Site Selection

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012


Dignitaries Attend Official Groundbreaking for Gratiot County Wind Project

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011


Altair to Showcase New Method of Optimizing Weight of Composite Fan Blades

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011