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
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Electric Facilities Ready for Development
Just outside the City of Ludington in Pere Marquette Township, 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.