RMT, Inc. (RMT) has completed construction of Michigan Wind 1 wind farm. It is located near Ubly, Michigan. Total capacity of Michigan Wind 1 is 69 megawatt (MW). The wind facility began commercial operation in mid-December, 2008. It will produce enough electricity to power over 20,000 homes per year and avoid over 124,000 tons per year of CO2 emissions if this power were to come from fossil fuel plants.
As balance of plant contractor for Michigan Wind 1, RMT’s WindConnect team provided construction of the civil and electrical services for the site, including erecting 46 GE 1.5 MW SLE wind turbines and constructing the substation, collector system, access roads, crane pads and crane paths, tower foundations, and associated civil infrastructure.
John Deere Renewables acquired Michigan Wind 1 from Noble Environmental Power in October 2008. “This is the second commercial-scale wind energy facility we’ve built with RMT in Michigan,” explains David Drescher, vice president of John Deere Wind Energy. “This project had a very tight schedule. It was nice to work with a company that could help us safely and efficiently expedite the project by providing site development, design, and complete civil and electrical construction services in time to meet the project deadline.”