Michigan utility Consumers Energy has reported that the 201MW Heartland Farms Wind project is now operational, supplying clean energy to homes and businesses in the state. The wind project, featuring 72 turbines, marks Consumers Energy's fifth wind initiative.
Invenergy developed and constructed the Heartland Farms Wind project, with Consumers Energy assuming ownership upon its completion. The utility's commitment to clean energy aligns with its broader Clean Energy Plan, particularly significant as it advances toward the closure of its final coal plants scheduled for the following year.
David Hicks, Vice President of Clean Energy Development at Consumers Energy, stated, “Consumers Energy is starting the new year by continuing to develop clean energy projects that help us protect the planet. With our final coal plants scheduled to close next year, Heartland Farms Wind continues our work to fulfill our Clean Energy Plan and develop the next generation of energy for Michigan.”
Invenergy's Vice President of Development, Erin Kricher, expressed pride in completing another clean energy project supporting Consumers Energy's Clean Energy Plan. Kricher highlighted Heartland Farms as a testament to Invenergy's successful track record in collaborating with landowners and communities across Michigan to invest in the clean energy economy.
A team of 15 Consumers Energy workers will operate the Heartland Farms Wind project from the Gratiot Wind service center in Middleton, Michigan. The initiative represents a step forward in achieving the utility's renewable energy goals and contributing to a sustainable energy future for the region.