NextEra’s Tuscola III: What now?

Art Graff
Art Graff, of Almer Township, addresses the township planning commission in July, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)

Plans may have been derailed for several officials in Almer and Ellington townships seeking re-election, but the $200 million Tuscola III “wind farm” project remains on track.

Bryan Garner, manager of communications at Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources L.L.C., told The Advertiser the company is pushing forward with Tuscola III, regardless of who’s in office.

“We are fortunate to have terrific landowners who have been patient and are eager to participate in the Tuscola III wind project,” Garner said. “We would like to build a project this community can be proud of, one that will deliver significant economic and clean energy benefits to all.”

But it might not be as quick as the company had hoped with new officials in both communities ready to take office later this year as a result of last week’s primary. (Read full story)

(This story originally appeared in the Aug. 10, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read online here.)

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