What Our New Summer Time of Use Rate Means for You
Beginning in June, you will transition to our new summer Time of Use rate, and we want you to be prepared. To help you understand what this means for you, we've created a new, personalized bill impact tool based on your summer 2018 electric use. This tool is available online and will help you see how small changes in your routine can make a big impact on your bill.
Our new summer Time of Use rate is part of a statewide effort to reduce energy use when demand is highest – on summer weekdays between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. With this new rate, when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. By shifting your energy use outside the hours of peak demand you could lower your bill.
Before the wind turbines can begin to generate electricity, several stages of construction must be completed. The
construction schedule for each stage includes:
Underground Collector System
Turbine Construction (Towers, Nacelle, Rotor, Blades)
Safety is our number one priority during construction. Our team is committed to building Cross Winds Energy Park in the safest manner possible to avoid lost-time incidents and injuries involving the public or our employees. Phase III will be constructed in 2019. Interested in seeing more?
Summer/Early Fall 2019 Construction: Wind turbine construction
Commercial Operation Date: January 2, 2020
Laydown Yard: The laydown yard is the “command center” for Phase III of the construction project. It is located on Unionville Road (M-24) just north of Hoppe Road. Be alert for construction traffic around this area.
We strive to respond to each contact within 24 hours, Monday through Friday and we work to respond to contacts made on weekends or holidays on the next business day.
Complaint Submittal Form
This online form can be used to contact Consumers Energy regarding a complaint involving the operation or maintenance of the Consumers Energy Cross Winds Energy Park wind farm. The Complaint Form has been developed in accordance with the Akron or Columbia Township Zoning Ordinance. If you prefer, a paper copy of the form may be requested through the phone number or email listed above.
Following receipt of the form by Consumers Energy, you will receive an acknowledgement within five (5) business days. Consumers Energy will investigate the complaint and provide a response within 30 days.
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