The power project is located on nearly 30,000 acres of private land near the town of Breckenridge in the townships of Wheeler, Bethany, Emerson and Lafayette.

The facility, which is being built by Aristeo Construction, will begin commercial operations in the first quarter of next year.

Upon completion, the wind project is expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power nearly 50,000 Michigan homes.

The project will interconnect into an existing 138kV transmission line owned by International Transmission Company.

DTE Energy will own and operate nearly half of the Gratiot wind facility, that will feature 133 units of 1.6MW GE turbine.

Gratiot Wind, an affiliate of Invenergy, will own 69 of the wind turbines while DTE Energy will own 64 of the turbines.

Under a 20-year power purchase agreement, Invenergy will sell the remaining power to DTE Energy.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe.

US-DTE Energy is an energy company engaged in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services.