Published: 26 June 2018 26 June 2018
CMS Energy has announced the addition of two new planned wind energy parks to its portfolio that will produce up to 250MW of renewable energy.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has entered into an agreement to own, construct and operate the Gratiot Farms Wind Project currently being developed by Tradewind Energy. Located in North Shade and New Haven Townships in Gratiot County, the project will include up to 75 wind turbines and is expected to have a capacity of up to 150MW of wind energy once fully constructed. Consumers Energy is expected to assume ownership in May 2019 and will be responsible for constructing and operating the Gratiot Farms Wind Project when it goes into commercial operation, expected in late 2020.
CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy, has signed an agreement to purchase the 105MW Northwest Ohio Wind project once construction is nearly completed. The project is under construction by subsidiaries of Starwood Energy Group Global. CMS Enterprises will then finish construction and own and operate the facility going forward. CMS Enterprises has agreed to commit the renewable energy from the Northwest Ohio Wind project to General Motors as part of a 15-year renewable energy purchase agreement. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2018.