The recent designation as a “primary wind energy resource zone” in the Great Lakes Saginaw Bay region will likely create green jobs.
Saginaw, Bay, Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties received the designation Wednesday from the Michigan Public Service Commission, reported the Saginaw News.
Parts of Allegan County along Lake Michigan were also designated as primary zones, and the Saginaw News reported additional locations may be designated as well.
“Michigan has taken a giant step forward in harnessing its abundant wind energy, which has gone virtually untapped,” agency Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu said in a statement Wednesday. “Transmission companies will now be able to expedite siting of the transmission projects needed to move the wind energy onto the electric grid.”
Isiogu predicts this green, renewable energy initiative will create “many renewable energy jobs.”