Where is the project?
Gratiot Farms Wind Project is located approximately 50 miles north-northwest of Lansing, MI in Gratiot County. The county has a tabletop landscape and currently hosts agricultural and livestock operations. State Highway M57 passes through the southern half of the project footprint and US Highway 127 is approximately ten miles to the east.
What transmission line does the project connect with?
Gratiot Farms Wind Project will interconnect to the ITC 345kV transmission line, which runs west to east through the core of the project area.
What is the size of the project?
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
Gratiot Farms Wind Project has over 100 participating landowners representing a total project area of more than 20,000 acres.
Who is buying the power?
The power produced by Gratiot Farms Wind Project is expected to be sold to Michigan utility companies.
Who developed the project?
The developer of the Gratiot Farms Wind Project is Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Key Project Attributes:
- Once operational, the project is expected to produce enough power for approximately 45,000 Michigan homes.
- The project has received tremendous local and state support.
- The project will only take a minimal amount of acreage (1% to 2%) out of service, including land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
- The project will have little or no impact on fire, water, or wastewater infrastructure.
- The project will utilize local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefit to the local community.
- The project, when completed, will offset approximately 450,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 1,500 tons of NOx per year, and 2,100 tons of SO2 per year.