Sunday, December 19, 2010

Michigan Green Jobs

Michigan Adds Wind Power, Green Jobs

December 18th, 2010 - If you’re going to go for renewable wind power, why not maximize the investment and build out the turbines in state? That seems to be the thinking behind Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm’s recent announcement of a power purchase agreement between Consumers Energy and Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy that will result in the first large-scale production of utility-scale wind turbines fully made in Michigan. The agreement is expected to create 100 green jobs for the state.

Under this agreement, Northern Power Systems will build the direct drive wind turbines in its Saginaw, Michigan facility where it will employ up to 137 workers by 2014. The company will also call upon its substantial supply chain resources in Michigan, which includes a strategic supplier, Merrill Technologies Group, also located in-state. {continued}

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