GE to equip Consumers Energy wind project with turbines

Sponsored by

Consumers Energy signed a deal with General Electric (GE) for 62 wind turbine generators for the planned Cross Winds Energy Park in Tuscola County, Michigan.

GE will supply the wind turbine units, which have a capacity of 1.7 MW each, for the wind power project. The project is scheduled for a late 2014 completion. Total installed generation capacity of all 62 units is 105.4 MW.

The contract, awarded as part of a competitive bid process, still requires approval of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), obtaining a special use permit from Columbia and Akron townships in Tuscola County, and executing an interconnect agreement with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. (MISO) and International Transmission Co. (ITC).

Consumers Energy recently issued a request for proposal for the balance of a plant engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Cross Winds project.

Consumers Energy estimates that about 155 jobs will be created for Cross Winds construction, expected to begin later this year.  The company is working to qualify for the federal production tax credit for wind projects to reduce the costs and provide savings for its electric customers.

Consumers Energy, a unit of CMS Energy (CMS), provides natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Sponsored by

WEBCASTS

Understanding Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers

While the need to measure moisture in power transformers has been well documented and is universa...

Streamline Utility Field Inspections to Improve System Reliability &  Customer Satisfaction

Arm your workers with solutions that improve productivity and customer satisfaction. Listen in an...

Customers first: how utilities are using customer engagement to conquer new business challenges

Join ELP for a moderated discussion with Opower and Chartwell Research around customer engagement...

Building a Smart Utility: Distribution Network Optimization and Customer Engagement - The Efficiency Link

Attend the Schneider Electric live webcast to hear executives from Austin Energy and Burbank Wate...

EL&P BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

MITEM Corp

Provides CRM solutions for regulated U.S. public utilities. The product, MitemView integrates differently designed systems to share critical data a...

Resources on Demand

Manages resource requests, tracks personnel movements, and supports lodging/logistics during a power restoration event.

Smart Grids

Quanta is contributing to its customers' smart grid initiatives by installing technology on power networks to provide energy management solutions f...

Horizontal Directional Drilling

With 28 small, mid-sized and large drilling rigs, Quanta Pipeline Services is one of the largest horizontal directional contractors in the world fo...

POWERGRID BUYER"S GUIDE PRODUCTS

EtherMate® Industrial Ethernet - IO Modules

LioN-M ProfiNet device with 16 digital I/O channels, channels can be used universally as inputs or outputs, M12 socket, rotary address switches for...

Low-Smoke Zero Halogen Premise Distribution Cable

AFL’s Low-Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) distribution cable offers all of the benefits of a traditional 900 µm based optical cable while supporting comp...

OFL280 FlexTester - Handheld OTDR

AFL's OFL280 FlexTester offers an unmatched combination of fiber test functions, ease-of-use, portability, and value.

TRM® 2.0 - Test Results Manager PC Analysis and Reporting

Test Results Manager 2.0 (TRM® 2.0) is an all-in-one analysis, viewer and reporting tool designed for use with NOYES fiber and inspection products.

FEATURED ENERGY JOBS

View more Job Listings >>

POWERGRID International

April 2014
Volume 19, Issue 4
1404pg-cover

ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER

January 2014
cover