The LPSP is a pumped storage generation facility that is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Mason County that uses Lake Michigan water for power generation. A typical generation cycle consists of pumping water from Lake Michigan to the upper reservoir through six pump-turbines in pump mode. This pumping occurs during times of low electricity demand, which normally occurs at night and on the weekends. During periods of high electricity demand, the water is released from the upper reservoir through the six pump-turbines for power generation. After passing through the pump-turbines, this water flows back into the Lake. In short, the cycle consists of passing water back and forth between Lake Michigan and the upper reservoir. Pumped storage projects, such as the Ludington Project, assist with grid reliability and play a key role in storing energy generated by intermittent renewable resources, such as wind, that generate during periods of low electrical demand. This energy is stored for use during periods of peak demand, thus improving the value and ability to dispatch these renewable resources. Pumped storage provides an effective, largescale way to store energy until needed to respond to high load demands.