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The Challenges

The Harvest I wind farm was the first commercial-scale wind farm built in the state of Michigan.  The project utilized 32 Vestas V82 1.65-MW turbines and now generates enough electricity to power 14,000 homes annually.

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Provided complete siting and development services, including:
    • Fatal flaw analysis
    • Concept development, meteorological data review, and energy production assessment
    • Ecological, environmental, and historical assessments
    • Local, state, and federal permitting
    • Shadow-flicker analysis, noise evaluations, and microwave interference evaluations
    • Setback requirements and land use approvals
    • MISO interconnection study and negotiation support
  • Prepared civil infrastructure design, including transportation logistics for turbine delivery
  • Completed geotechnical investigations and designed turbine foundations
  • Performed engineering and construction of civil and electrical system BOP
  • Completed erection and in-tower wiring of turbines
  • Designed and constructed the 34.5-kV collector system and 19 miles of fiber optic communication system and SCADA network
  • Designed and constructed 34.5 kV-120 kV substation
  • Constructed 10.2 miles of access roads, 26.5 miles of underground collector trenches, and 5,000 feet of directional boring

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PROJECT DETAILS

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Client: John Deere Renewables LLC
Location: Huron County, Michigan
Megawatts: 53

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CONTACT

2647 Waterfront Parkway E. Dr. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46214

(800) 355-9401

info@iea.net

Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 5:00

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Project Description

Client:John Deere Renewables LLC
Location:Huron County, Michigan
Megawatts:53