Consumers Energy approved to purchase 166-megawatt wind farm

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FILE – This May 6, 2013 file photo shows a wind turbine farm owned by PacifiCorp near Glenrock, Wyo. Western U.S. electrical utility PacifiCorp plans to move faster away from coal-fired power while getting more juice from the sun and wind, the company announced Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Young,File)

HILLSDALE COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) – Officials approved an application by Consumers Energy Co. to purchase a wind farm.

The Michigan Public Service Commission today approved the purchase of a 166-megawatt wind from Crescent Wind, LLC.

The wind farm would be located in Adams, Moscow, and Wheatland townships.

The 31-year levelized cost of energy at $48 per megawatt hour is lower than the $57.75 per megawatt hour that was approved by the Commission in February.

The farm is expected to be in commercial operation on or before Dec. 31, 2020.

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