Planning for Affordable and Reliable Electricity to Meet Michigan's Future Energy Needs
The Clean Energy Plan is Consumers Energy’s comprehensive plan to meet the energy needs of its 1.8 million electric customers for the next 25 years. The plan calls for meeting the customer demand for electricity with a balanced portfolio of diverse energy resources:
- Energy efficiency
- Demand management
- Expanded use of renewable energy
- Construction or purchase of electric generating units
- Continued operation or upgrade of existing units
The Clean Energy Plan is designed to help maintain affordable and reliable supplies of electricity for Michigan's families and businesses.
In December 2013, Consumers Energy signed an agreement to purchase a 540-MW gas-fueled electric generating plant located in Jackson, Michigan for $155 million. We expect to close the purchase, which is subject to Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other approvals, by January 2016. In January 2014, as a result of this planned purchase, Consumers Energy announced plans to defer the development of its proposed 700-MW gas-fueled electric generating plant at its Thetford complex in Genesee County, Michigan, which was estimated to have cost $700 million.