Welcome to Huron County Wind.
We have received many requests for information on the first two commercial wind parks in Michigan; Harvest Wind and Michigan Wind One. Where are they located? How much power do they produce & does the power stay in the area?
The following web site is a compilation of basic information on our wind parks, their location and some background on them.
Often we are asked, why Huron County?
It all starts with wind. They key is that there has to be good wind, and if you look at the Michigan Wind Maps in our resources section you can see that the Thumb area of Michigan has an abundant wind resource. This allows companies to develop a wind park that will produce renewable energy. It also allows our agricultural community to harvest a new crop, wind, and still grow corn, sugar beets, soy beans and more.
Some Quick Facts:
- Harvest Wind, which is located between the Villages of Elkton and Pigeon, has 32 Vestas V82 1.65 megawatt turbines. These will generate enough energy to power approximately 13,900 homes annually.
- Michigan Wind One, which is located around the Village of Ubly, has 49 GE SLE 1.5 megawatt turbines. These turbines will generate enough energy to power approximately 18,000 homes annually.
But enough of the technical information. Please take some time to visit our site and come up to view our wind parks and view these incredible machines.