Benefits

  • At the peak of construction, the project created about 300 construction-related jobs
  • Created seven new permanent operating and maintenance jobs
  • Payments for construction material and related services resulted in more than $33 million of direct and indirect economic impact to Mason County. 
  • In its first 10 years of operation, Lake Winds will generate nearly $20 million in new tax revenue. That total increases to almost $30 million after 20 years.
  • Consumers Energy will pay a minimum of about $430,000 collectively each year to landowners pursuant to their easements. These payments could be significantly higher depending on the price of energy
  • Lake Winds Energy Park accounts for nearly $4 million per year of direct and indirect economic impact to Mason County.
Economic Impact Study