Muskegon County wind-farm investigation begins with $110,000 payment from Gamesa
County and Gamesa Energy officials signed a lease in May that gives the wind farm developer and wind turbine manufacturer the exclusive rights to investigate erecting commercial-scale wind turbines on the wastewater site. If all goes as planned a 150-megawatt wind farm built could by 2014.
July 20, 2012
by Eric Gaertner
in Muskegon News
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - The first payment from the private wind-farm developer investigating a potential wind energy project on the Muskegon County wastewater site is in the hands of county officials.
Gamesa Energy USA, a subsidiary of a Spanish-based wind-energy company, sent a $110,000 check that the county received this week, marking a potential starting point for the company's investigation of the site.
Muskegon County Wastewater Director Mark Eisenbarth said the company plans to install three meteorological or MET towers on the 11,000-acre site in Egelston and Moorland townships to measure wind speeds. The county has been gathering wind speed data... [continue via Web link]