NextEra Clears Planning Hurdle In $250M Wind Power Deal

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 4:33 PM EST) -- NextEra Energy Inc., the U.S.'s biggest wind power producer, cleared the largest remaining hurdle Monday to its plans to build a $250 million wind turbine farm in Michigan by winning approval for the bulk of the project from planning officials.

Tuscola County's Gilford Township Planning Commission voted 4-0, contingent on certain conditions, to provide permits for a plan that will put 63 electricity-producing wind turbines in their township of just over 800 residents, according to a NextEra spokesman. The company now needs approval from two other townships for...
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