REESE, MI -- Drive to the intersection of Fairgrove and Garner roads in Gilford Township. Walk up a few steps and through an oval-shaped door and you're inside the base of a wind turbine hundreds of feet tall in the middle of Tuscola County farmland. That massive structure, turbine No. 51, referred to as T51, is one of 134 that make up NextEra Energy's Tuscola Bay Wind and Tuscola Wind II wind farms. The footprint of the two adjacent wind farms spans Tuscola, Saginaw and Bay counties.
SHEPHERD, MI -- At night, in the wintertime when the trees are bare, Larry and Jennifer Gillis can see the lights of the Gratiot County Wind park from their farmhouse 20 miles away in Isabella County's Lincoln Township. The park, which was developed by Invenergy and DTE Energy and has been operational since 2012, is one of more than 25 utility-scale wind farms operating or under development in Michigan. It is comprised of 133 wind turbines.
SAGINAW, MI -- Even if you haven't seen one of Michigan's wind farms, you've probably seen a truck hauling a giant, white turbine blade down the road. In the last 16 years, more than 20 wind farms, sometimes called wind parks, have been developed in rural communities in the Thumb and across the state and there are plans to build more. These utility-scale wind farms are concentrated in the tip of the Thumb in Huron County, plus Tuscola, Sanilac, Saginaw, Bay, Gratiot and Isabella counties.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".