14 Jun '18, 5pm

Michigan's Consumers Energy Plans 5 GW Of Solar, No More Coal - Solar Industry

Consumers Energy, a provider of electric and natural gas service to 6.7 million Michigan residents, has announced a new plan to meet the state’e energy needs with significantly more renewables, increased energy efficiency and demand management programs, and zero coal. This week, the company – a subsidiary of CMS Energy – is filing with the Michigan Public Service Commission an integrated resource plan (IRP) to increase renewable energy from 11% today to 37% by 2030 and 43% by 2040. This would help the company achieve its clean energy goal, announced earlier this year , to reduce carbon emissions 80% and eliminate the use of coal to generate electricity by 2040. The proposed strategy also includes retiring two aging coal-fired units at the Karn Generating Complex near Bay City in 2023. Under the IRP, demand response, energy efficiency and grid modernization tools would take...

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