ABOUT MAPLE RAPIDS WIND
Apex Clean Energy is working with state and local officials, as well as private land owners to explore the feasibility of constructing Maple Rapids Wind, a wind energy project expected to generate 120 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. That is enough safe, pollution-free electricity to power up to 48,000 American homes.
Located on private land in rural Shiawassee County, adjacent to existing transmission lines, the area under consideration has a number of key attributes, including:
- Verified wind resource
- Existing infrastructure and transmission capacity
- Minimal environmental impact
- Proximity to state highways
As the project develops, Apex will continue to work with the community in order to ensure your questions are answered. This website includes information about wind energy, Maple Rapids Wind, and important upcoming events. Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions, and stay up to date on project news and developments as the project moves forward.
AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR SHIAWASSEE COUNTY
Maple Rapids Wind will be a boon for Shiawassee County. In addition to creating jobs, it promises to generate millions of dollars of new, long-term revenues for local schools, government services, and property owners.
Based on local millage rates, estimates show that over the 25-30 year life of the project, Maple Rapids Wind will generate roughly $12 million for the county and local municipalities. It will also generate an additional $26 million in lease payments to participating families.
Revenue from this project will inject millions of dollars into the local economy to support merchants, equipment suppliers and the entire community. The power from Maple Rapids Wind will be delivered into the regional electrical grid, diversifying Michigan’s energy portfolio and helping meet the state's requirements that utilities produce or purchase at least 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2021.