Michigan regulators approve Consumers Energy's clean energy plan

Jun 24, 2022 09:06 PM ET
  • The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has authorized utility Consumers Energy's plan to end coal use by 2025.
Michigan regulators approve Consumers Energy's clean energy plan
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Under the suggested plan, which was first raised in June 2021, the Michigan utility will certainly deploy 8GW of solar power by 2040 to cover the closure of 3 coal plants by 2025, 15 years previously than previously intended.

The blueprint intends to ensure that by 2040, 90% of the utility's electrical power capacity comes from clean sources, of which half will be from solar PV.

The utility's Clean Energy Plan also covers the installment of energy storage space, with 75MW by 2027 prior to scaling as much as 550MW by 2040.

Various other procedures include the acquisition of a gas-fired nuclear power plant as well as the purchase of 700MW of electric capacity from a selection of resources via an ask for proposal (RFP).

Garrick Rochow, president and chief executive officer at Consumers Energy, stated: "We're developing a considerably various energy landscape in which clients will not need to choose between securing the planet as well as their pocketbooks. We will certainly do both while making sure our state has the trusted power it requires."

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