National Grid Renewables under contract with MichiganJ. Ranck Electric, Inc., an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to build the projects, and during peak periods, MiSolar employed approximately 160 workers, 95% of whom were from communities within 100 miles of each location were recruited. Additional professional and economic advantages of MiSolar resulted from its use Michigan-based subcontractors, including The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company, based in Reed City, Michigan.
“As a Michigan-based company The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company was proud to help build the MiSolar portfolio, “said Neil Wallerstrom, General Foreman, The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company. “Solar projects like the MiSolar portfolio offer economic advantages for Michigan Residents at community and state level. We were able to hire during the entire construction process of the two project substations Michigan Residents were happy to support local hardware stores, hotels and restaurants. ”
Today three full-time operations and maintenance employees work at the MiSolar project sites. In the first 20 years of operation, MiSolar is intended to serve the community by creating approx. $ 6 million in new tax revenues, based on current Michigan Law. During the same period, the combined projects are estimated using the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalence calculator to offset carbon emissions by over 50,000 tons annually.
“Our company has a long history in Michigan, and we take pride in helping the state and local economies through the creation of new tax revenues and jobs that will result from these projects, “said David Reiber, Head of Development, US Onshore Renewables for National Grid Renewables. “Thanks to the residents of Clinton and Monroe Districts that welcome us to their communities. “
“In support of the company’s triple bottom line strategy to empower the people, the planet and the prosperity in Michigan“Consumers Energy is committed to achieving a carbon-free energy future,” said Tim Sparks, Vice President of Electric Grid Integration at Consumers Energy. “Projects like these National Grid Renewables solar projects will produce clean, renewable energy and help us realize our Clean Energy Plan Energy Vision.”
Via National Grid Renewables
National Grid Renewables, part of National Grid’s (NYSE: NGG) competitive, unregulated National Grid Ventures Division, develops, owns, and operates large-scale renewable energy facilities across the world The United States, including solar, wind and battery storage. As a farmer-friendly, community-minded company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for businesses and utilities keen to power the American grid by revitalizing the local economy and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future.
National Grid Renewables has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar and battery storage projects in various stages of development The United States, as well as geographically diverse facilities across the country. It supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit www.nationalgridrenewables.com or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn.
About consumer energy
Consumer energy, Michigans largest utility company, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) and supplies natural gas and / or electricity to 6.8 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 counties of the Lower Peninsula.
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