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Coal

Once King of the Grid, Coal Plants Make Way for Renewables

Coal plants have historically been the backbone of our energy supply. For decades, we’ve counted on a dozen around the state to produce a consistent flow of electricity to fuel your home and Michigan’s economy. They’ve earned numerous awards recognizing reliability, safety and environmental stewardship. But the world is changing. More and more people want their energy to come from renewable sources. So we’re shifting to cleaner energy sources as part of our commitment to build a sustainable future for you and the environment we share.

The remaining five coal plants have been equipped with sophisticated air quality technology and they use low-sulfur coal to reduce emissions. They’re significantly cleaner. We still need these workhorses to meet the electricity demands of your family and Michigan businesses. Having a diverse fuel mix is also important to keep your bills lower and energy value high.