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Protest planned about wind farm approval

Posted: 2:49 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 15:23:11-04
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HILLSDALE COUNTY, Mich. — A new wind farm is coming to Hillsdale County, but not everyone is happy about it.

The Michigan Public Service Commission approved an application by Consumers Energy to buy a 166-megawatt wind farm in Adams, Moscow, and Wheatland Townships.

In the agreement, Crescent Wind, LLC would design, engineer, build, start-up and test the project and then Consumers Energy would buy the wind farm.

Residents in the area have let FOX 47 know that they will be holding a protest regarding the project.

Informed Citizens of Wheatland Township are planning to picket at the Wheatland Township Board Meeting on Tuesday night.

They say that of the 63 wind turbines promised to go up, 33 are planned for Wheatland.

The protest is at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall on 2991 N. Waldron Road.

The group says that residents weren't properly notified about the turbines going up.

That project is expected to be operational by December 31, 2020.

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