Apex Clean Energy Bringing Wind Turbines Ingham County
Have you ever been driving and one of your kids asked you what those wind turbines do? Well to be honest, I had to myself a few times. I am one of 9 kids, and I have never been one of the sharpest knives in the drawer as they say.
According to energy.gov, a wind turbine turns wind energy into electricity using the aerodynamic force from the rotor blades, which work like an airplane wing or helicopter rotor blade. This translation of aerodynamic force to rotation of a generator creates electricity. See, you learn something new everyday.
So, there may be more wind turbines coming to Michigan soon according to fox47news.com. You may notice them soon when your driving through Ingham County, because Apex Clean Energy is gonna have a proposal to bring wind turbines to five townships in Ingham County. They are called The Kalamink project, and they plan on putting up wind turbines in the Wheatfield, Leroy, Ingham, White Oak and Stockbridge Townships.
Brian O'Shea, public engagement manager with Apex, said they think this area would be a good fit for a wind farm The area has a strong wind resource, it has available transmission lines, it has plentiful open farmland and very rural atmosphere, the turbines could generate enough electricity to power 72,000 homes a year.
If you're wondering about the noise, which is always a concern for area residents, the company will takes steps to keep the noise levels to a bare minimum.