Cross Winds Energy Park

We’re committed to being a good neighbor in Tuscola County. That’s why the Cross Winds Energy Park was designed in compliance with wind zoning ordinances created to protect the health, safety and welfare of nearby residents. Phase I of the project is a 111-megawatt wind energy facility that has brought new jobs and other economic benefits to the immediate area and beyond. Phase I has been operating since 2014.

Phase II construction of Cross Winds began in spring 2017 and has a target date for commercial operation in early 2018. This phase will add 19 wind turbines and 44 megawatts of production capability to the overall facility. Following completion of Phase II, a third phase will likely be constructed in 2019 to increase the production capability by another 76 megawatts by 2020.

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Cross Winds Energy Park Economic Benefits

  • 150 construction-related jobs and eight operating and maintenance jobs were created by Phase I of the project.
  • More than $100 million of the $250 million project investment in Phase I was directed to Michigan-based vendors or suppliers.
  • Millions of dollars in new tax revenue will be generated throughout the life of the project.
  • Landowners will be paid millions of dollars collectively pursuant to their easements. These annual payments will be an additional income stream into the area over the life of the project.
  • Millions of dollars per year of economic impact to Tuscola County will be accounted for during the project’s lifetime.
Economic Impact Reports

View Economic Impact Reports for Phase I and Phase II of the Cross Winds Energy Park:


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