Phase II of the Cross Winds® Energy Park calls for construction of a 44 MW wind project featuring 19 GE 2.3-116 wind turbines. Phase II construction began in the spring of 2017 and the project became operational in early 2018. The project will generate additional economic benefits for the township and the region including construction jobs, additional tax revenues and multiple economic impacts from payments to landowners. Phase III offers an additional 76 MW by adding 33 of the same GE wind turbines. Phase III construction will begin in April 2019.
The wind turbines in Phases II and III of the Cross Winds Energy Park will be located in Columbia Township with supporting work performed at the Operations and Maintenance facility in Akron Township. Special land use permit applications filed with Akron and Columbia Townships were approved in the fall of 2016.
Details about the special land use permit application can be found below: