Royal Oak’s Circle Power Partners with Texas Company to Develop Wind Farms in UP

Circle Power, a Royal Oak-based renewable energy developer, is partnering with an affiliate of Texas’ Hunt Cos. Inc. to finance and develop two wind farms in the Upper Peninsula that are planned to be operational by 2022.
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Two wind farms will be operational by 2022 through a partnership between Circle Power and Hunt Cos. // File photo

Circle Power, a Royal Oak-based renewable energy developer, is partnering with an affiliate of Texas’ Hunt Cos. Inc. to finance and develop two wind farms in the Upper Peninsula that are planned to be operational by 2022.

Circle Power has been engaging with local residents and stakeholders to secure the land, permits, grid interconnection, and other requirements for the projects, while Hunt is providing the financial and development resources.

“We are pleased that a company with financial strength such as Hunt has partnered with us to deliver these projects to the Upper Peninsula,” says Jordan Roberts, managing partner at Circle Power.

The wind projects will be comprised of four turbines each on two separate sites and will contribute low-cost renewable generation capacity to the local area.

Under the agreement, Circle Power will lead the development of the projects with each party committing personnel, internal resources, and development capital. Hunt has entered into similar agreements with other developers in the U.S. through its infrastructure affiliate, Amber Infrastructure.

“We are pleased to be working with such an experienced developer,” says Tom O’Shaughnessy, a spokesman for Amber Infrastructure. “Together, we are committed to ensuring these projects are delivered successfully and will contribute positively to the community and to the renewable energy generation capacity in the state of Michigan.”

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