Wolverine State Wind Project Lands New Owner

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has acquired a proposed wind farm in Huron County from Geronimo Energy.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s jointly owned, 75-MW Broken Bow II wind farm, Custer County, Neb.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s jointly owned, 75-MW Broken Bow II wind farm, Custer County, Neb.

Huron County, Mich.Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has acquired Apple Blossom, a proposed wind farm in Huron County, Mich., from Geronimo Energy LLC.

The price of the transaction was not disclosed.

“Sempra U.S. Gas & Power is pleased to expand and diversify its renewables portfolio through the acquisition of the Apple Blossom wind project, the company’s first wind project in the state of Michigan,” Steve Schooff, Sempra’s director of communications, told Commercial Property Executive. “The wind-rich landscape in Huron County, Mich., along with the vision and support of the state’s leadership, Consumers Energy, project landowners and the community, make Northeastern Michigan’s Huron County an ideal location for the development of a utility-scale wind project.”

When the wind project is completed, by year-end 2017, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power—along with its affiliates and project partners—will have wind facilities in eight states totaling more than 1,300 megawatts of generating capacity.

“As a leading U.S. developer of renewable energy projects, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power is committed to investing in environmentally-sustainable projects that promote energy independence, which is also currently a priority for Michigan residents,” Schooff said. “When completed, the Apple Blossom wind farm will generate enough stable, clean energy to power about 38,000 Michigan homes.”

The acquisition of the Apple Blossom wind project aligns with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s ongoing focus on the development of zero-emission, renewable energy projects.

The project supports Consumer Energy’s efforts to expand its clean energy portfolio as customers are increasingly expressing interest in more renewable energy development in Michigan.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas projects with a focus on zero-and low-emission fuels. Together with its affiliates and project partners, the company owns and operates more than 2,500 megawatts of generating capacity fueled by the sun and the wind.

“The company is committed to investing in environmentally-sustainable projects that promote energy independence,” Schooff said. “The acquisition of the Apple Blossom wind project provides an opportunity for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to expand and diversify its renewable energy portfolio.”