Sempra US Gas & Power, a unit of Sempra Energy, has acquired 100MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan from utility-scale wind and solar energy developer Geronimo Energy, for undisclosed amount.

Located in Huron County, Michigan, the Apple Blossom wind farm is expected to generate renewable electricity required to power approximately 38,000 Michigan homes.

Power generated from the wind farm will be sold to Consumers Energy under a 15-year deal.

Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in fall 2016. The project will feature wind turbines between 43 and 62, based on model selected.

Sempra US Gas & Power renewables president Kevin Sagara said: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire, build and operate the Apple Blossom wind project in the state of Michigan as it continues to position itself as a wind energy leader.

“The acquisition of the Apple Blossom wind project enables our company to continue to invest in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy infrastructure.”

Expected to generate 250 jobs during construction phase, the project is slated for commissioning by the end of 2017.

Upon completion of the plant, Sempra US Gas & Power and its affiliates and joint venture partners will own over 1.3 GW of wind farms in eight US states.

Geronimo Energy president Blake Nixon said: "Geronimo Energy is pleased to work with Sempra US Gas & Power on a second wind farm project in the Midwestern United States.

"Sempra US Gas & Power brings impressive wind energy construction and operating expertise and has an aligned mission with Geronimo Energy's farmer-friendly and community-focused approach."