COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A new $90 million Consumers Energy wind turbine project is operating in Michigan.
The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. announced Thursday that Cross Winds Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest on Detroit, is producing power. Construction work on the 19 turbines started six months ago.
The company earlier pushed up construction on Cross Winds Energy Park III to 2019 instead of 2022, with plans for commercial operation in 2020 in Columbia and Akron townships. Phase I of the Cross Winds Energy Park began operations in 2014.