The current energy world and business is more diverse and vast than ever before. Mason County is one of the leading Northern Michigan Energy Communities in the Midwest. With the assistance of many public and private business partners, Mason County is home to clean energy in the Consumers and Detroit Edison Pump Storage Plant along with the Consumers Energy Lake Wind Energy Park, the first of its kind in the area with 56-turbines producing an impressive 100 megawatts. Leaders in the region have made sustainable energy a priority in the region.
NOTABLE LUDINGTON ENERGY PRODUCERS/BUSINESSES
Ludington is home to a wide variety of top regional, national and global manufacturers. Learn more about the area companies here, by selecting the business name above and visiting their individual websites for more information about their operations and company history/establishment in the Ludington area.
Consumers Energy is one of the nation’s largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Learn more at: consumersenergy.com
We provide electric service for most of southeastern Michigan, and gas service for two-thirds of the state. We are 9,000 employees dedicated to producing and delivering power and energy to 2.3 million customers, 365 days a year.
Learn more at: dteenergy.com
5795 6th St, Ludington, MI 49431
For over four decades, Western Land Services (WLS) has leased more than seven million acres, secured thousands of miles of Right-of-Way, and facilitated the drilling of 11,500+ wells. Supporting our clients from project inception to completion, WLS is your one stop shop for success. We bring Land, Energy, and People together, executing every project with enthusiasm, integrity, and expertise.
Learn more at: westernls.com
The Mason County Region is situated in West Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline with easy access to the major metropolitan areas in Michigan and the Midwest Region. Driving distances to the larger metro areas are as follows:
Grand Rapids 1hr 28min | Traverse City 1hr 50 min | Chicago 3hr 47min | Detroit 3hr 36 min
Electric Facilities Ready for Development
Within the City of Ludington, there are two industrial park sites (First St. and Sixth St.) that have close proximity to both 138 kV and 46kV systems. The predicted reliability percentage of each of our two sites are above 99.9%.
POTENTIAL INCENTIVES: Consumers Energy has construction incentives available to reduce or eliminate a customer’s upfront electric infrastructure investment. These incentives are based on the customer’s energy load and other service requirements
Consumers Energy & Detroit Edison Pump Storage Plant
Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison share a commitment to green energy in Mason County. In addition to helping meet the energy demands of the entire Lower Peninsula of Michigan, their jointly owned Pumped Storage Plant provides jobs for local workers, and facility maintenance spending provides money back to the local economy. They are currently investing $800 million to enlarge and improve the Ludington facility, from which tax dollars support education and other services for the community.
Consumers Energy Windfarm
Consumers Energy and White Construction completed assembly of a 56-turbine, 100.8-megawatt wind farm in southern Mason County in 2012. The $235 million Lake Wind Energy Park was the public utility’s first alternative energy wind farm and accounts for nearly $4 million per year of direct and indirect economic impact to Mason County.