January 1999 - Great Lakes Energy Cooperative (GLE), which is Michigan's third largest electric company, is studying a proposal to construct a $650,000 wind turbine in GLE's northern region. The wind turbine project was recommended in a wind power study completed last year and would be similar to a project developed by Traverse City Light and Power in 1996.
Construction of the project will depend in large part on whether enough customers will pay a premium for the "green power" generated. The wind turbine would generate enough power to serve the average annual consumption of 87 homes; GLE serves 106,000 customers in total. GLE is in the process of informing customers of the potential wind power project.
News Release - Great Lakes Energy seeks customer input on proposed wind generator - No longer online at http://www.gtlakes.com/
GLE Contact: Matt Berry (800) 442-2796