Construction Process

Before the wind turbines began to generate electricity, several stages of construction had to be completed. The main phases of construction included:

-- Access Roads
-- Foundations
-- Towers
-- Nacelle
-- Blades
-- Underground Collector System
-- Substation

Safety was our number one priority during construction. Consumers Energy and its contractors were committed to building Cross Winds® Energy Park in the safest manner possible resulting in no lost-time incidents or injuries involving the public or our construction employees during construction.

Construction on Cross Winds® Energy Park began in the fall of 2013. Turbine site foundations and access roads were completed during the spring of 2014. Turbine components began arriving in the project area during the early summer of 2014, followed by installation of the first turbine in July 2014. All 62 turbines were installed by fall 2014.

If you have questions about our construction process, use the links provided below.

-- E-mail crosswindsenergypark@cmsenergy.com if you have any questions about the construction of Cross Winds® Energy Park.

-- Use the online form to give details of any issues you have encountered during construction of the Cross Winds® Energy Park, or you may call 1-855-77W-INDS (779-4637) to request a paper copy of the form.

-- Call us at 1-855-77W-INDS (779-4637).





Photos of Cross Winds Energy Park construction activity