Consumers Energy puts planned Thetford Twp. plant on hold - WNEM TV 5

Consumers Energy puts planned Thetford Twp. plant on hold

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THETFORD TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Consumers Energy announced Thursday that plans for a proposed plant in Thetford Township have been put on hold.

A new $700-million plant was in the works but those plans have been shuttered for the time being after the company announced it will purchase a 540 megawatt clean burning natural gas power plant in Jackson.

The Jackson plant is scheduled to become part of Consumers Energy's generating system in the first quarter of 2016, and will partially replace electric capacity from seven older coal-fired plants planned for retirement in April 2016.  

Purchase of the Jackson plant is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

No word on when or if the Thetford Township plant will be built.

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