Blowin in the Wind: Muskegon wind farm investigated

Muskegon’s 110,000 acre Wastewater treatment facility, a popular site for birdwatchers and goose hunters, may become the home to a new wind farm in 2014.

County officials signed a lease Thursday afternoon that gives Gamesa Energy USA, a subsidiary of a Spanish-based wind farm developer and wind turbine manufacturer, the exclusive rights to investigate the possibility of erecting commercial-sized wind turbines there.

“Gamesa’s studies are expected to include environmental, including birds and bats, wind speeds at various locations on the site and transmission feasibility,” a Muskegon Chronicle story reports today. Read more Wind farm.

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