Michigan-based utility holding company CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) said on Tuesday that a subsidiary is acquiring a 24-MW solar project in its home state.
Specifically, CMS Enterprises is buying the two-phase Delta Solar project, which is located in Delta Township of Eaton County. Vermont-based groSolar, part of EDF Renewable Energy, is the developer of the scheme and is currently building the solar park next to the General Motors Lansing Delta Assembly Plant.
The solar power facility is expected to enter into service by the summer of 2018, when it will start providing energy to the Lansing Board of Water & Light.
According to Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, Delta Solar will be the state's second-largest solar power generating facility. The company also owns two photovoltaic (PV) farms at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University in addition to the 2.5-MW Flambeau solar plant in Wisconsin. In addition, it has wind parks in the Thumb and near Lake Michigan, as well as three biomass facilities in Michigan and North Carolina.