When the 111-megawatt Cross Winds® Energy Park -- owned by Consumers Energy -- begins operating in 2014, the wind energy facility will reinforce the image of the region known as “Mi Green Thumb.” The Thumb is already home to Michigan Wind I and II, owned by Exelon, which produce electricity for Consumers Energy, as well as several other wind farms owned by other parties.

The Cross Winds® Energy Park project will bring employment, economic and tax benefits to the area, and Consumers Energy will ensure the Cross Winds® Energy Park is designed and built in compliance with wind zoning ordinances created to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Tuscola County residents.

Akron and Columbia Township planning commissions reviewed and approved the special use permits and site plans where Cross Winds will be located.   The following links include the permit Consumers Energy will work with each Township’s Zoning Administrator to ensure the project is constructed to meet all zoning requirements when it becomes operational by the end of 2014.

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