CARO — Public tours of construction of Consumers Energy’s Cross Winds Energy Park will be offered by the Caro Chamber of Commerce beginning July 12.
This public education program will include a safety briefing regarding
transportation of large wind park equipment and a guided tour of a construction site where wind turbines are being erected.
“This experience will focus on safety, details on how a wind park is built, and a guided tour of actual construction site,” said Caro Chamber executive director Brenda Caruthers. “Wind energy is bringing jobs and investment to Tuscola County.”
Consumers’ $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park
(www.crosswindsenergypark.com) is being constructed by approximately 150 workers, in Akron and Columbia townships in Tuscola County.
Cross Winds will include 62 wind turbines, with a capacity of 105 megawatts — enough to supply electricity to 31,000 homes — when it begins generating energy in late 2014.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.5 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Information about the tours is available at www.carochamber.org.
For a map of the park’s layout, visit this link.