Bay Windpower and Crystal Flash, both Grand Rapids companies, have constructed two of five wind turbines in Mackinaw City. The two 256 foot wind turbine generators will produce an estimated 4 million kilowatt hours of power annually.
Through an agreement with Consumers Energy, Bay Windpower will provide the first 4 million kilowatt hours of power to customers enrolled in the Consumers Energy Green Power Pilot Program. Energy customers in 68 counties who are interested in purchasing wind power produced at the Mackinaw City site can do so by enrolling in the Consumers Energy Green Power Pilot Program. Details are available through the Consumers Energy web site – www.consumersenergy.com.