August 5-11, 2018: American Wind Week
WHEREAS, Michigan hosts 1,904 megawatts of wind energy, ranking 13th in the nation and producing enough electricity from wind to power 471,700 average homes; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan is home to 26 wind projects and 24 wind-energy related manufacturing facilities; and,
WHEREAS, the wind industry has invested over $3.5 billion dollars of private capital in wind generation projects, manufacturing plants, and supply chain operations; and,
WHEREAS, nearly 3,000 men and women in our state are directly employed by wind energy; and,
WHEREAS, this week we encourage the residents of Michigan to learn about and celebrate wind energy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim August 5-11, 2018 as American Wind Week in Michigan.