We have completed several studies, including an airspace evaluation, telecommunication studies, and an interconnection study. The interconnection agreement is complete.
We have been conducting bird use surveys in the project area since spring 2017, and have conducted other evironmental studies including raptor nest surveys, raptor migration surveys, breeding bird surveys, and bat acoustic monitoring. Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Wetland delineations and cultural resource surveys are ongoing in fall 2018.
We anticipate filing for a Special Land Use Permit from L'Anse Township in fall 2018, and securing all other required permits by Q2 2019. Pending all required approvals, we anticipate starting construction in June 2019 for a commercial operation date of November 2020.