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Wed April 13, 2011
Sites chosen for new wind farms in Thumb area
Michigan’s thumb region will soon be dotted with new wind farms. DTE Energy says the project will cost about $225 million.
The 50 wind turbines to be built in Huron and Sanilac counties should generate enough energy to power about 100,000 homes.
DTE's Scott Simons says while two West Michigan lawmakers recently opposed building wind farms in the Great Lakes, the Thumb plan has Lansing’s stamp of approval.
"I would think the legislature is behind these kinds of projects, and we're going full steam ahead toward meeting the renewable energy goals that have been set by the Legislature," Simons says.
DTE customers will pay for the wind farms with a small surcharge on their monthly bills.