The American energy company recently signed a contract to buy its energy from The Big Turtle Wind Farm once it becomes operational at the end of next year.
The 20-MW wind farm, to be located in Rubicon Township, Michigan, will cover 2,800 acres and half of all its content will be from Michigan. It will be the first wind park to have all o f its 10 2-MW towers made by Ventower Industries, a local Michigan supplier that utilizes the most technologically advanced fabrication equipment.
The Big Turtle Wind Farm is a subsidiary of Heritage Sustainable Energy, a Michigan wind energy producer. The contract is intended to expand DTE Energy’s renewable energy resources, thus meeting the state’s renewable energy goals. The contract will bring DTE Energy’s renewable energy portfolio to 9.8 percent, which will help meet the company’s goal of adding 10 percent more power to its portfolio by 2015.