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Crews make progress on Cross Winds Energy Park

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Photo - In this photo taken on Aug. 7, 2014, parts sit on the ground as a crane used to construct wind turbine moves into position to begin construction in Akron Township, Mich. Crews are making progress on construction of a wind power project in Michigan that will expand Consumers Energy's renewable energy options. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Coty Giannelli) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT MBO  (REV-SHARE)
In this photo taken on Aug. 7, 2014, parts sit on the ground as a crane used to construct wind turbine moves into position to begin construction in Akron Township, Mich. Crews are making progress on construction of a wind power project in Michigan that will expand Consumers Energy's renewable energy options. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Coty Giannelli) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT MBO (REV-SHARE)
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AKRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crews are making progress on construction of a wind power project in Michigan that will expand Consumers Energy's renewable energy options.

Dennis Marvin, communications director for the utility, tells MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1sBTMXd ) that work on the Cross Winds Energy Park is "moving along quite well."

The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. broke ground last year on the project in Tuscola County's Akron and Columbia townships, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit. Crews put in 22 miles of access roads and turbines are being delivered and built.

The Cross Winds Energy Park will be a 105-megawatt wind farm with 62 wind turbines. It's expected to open in late 2014 and create about 150 construction jobs. The turbines will have enough capacity to supply electricity to about 31,000 homes.

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