Consumers Energy and key stakeholders all through Michigan have agreed on a settlement associated to the corporate’s Clean Energy Plan, a sweeping proposal to cease utilizing coal as a gas supply for electrical technology by 2025. The settlement, which requires regulatory approval, features a broad coalition of buyer teams, environmental organizations, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) employees, energy trade representatives and the Michigan Attorney General. It supplies a 20-year blueprint to satisfy Michigan’s energy wants whereas defending the atmosphere for future generations.
“This is a historic commitment to lead the clean energy transformation and create a brighter future for our state,” says Garrick Rochow, president and CEO of Consumers Energy. “A diverse set of stakeholders came together to endorse a Clean Energy Plan that will provide reliable and affordable energy to customers for decades to come while protecting the environment.”
Consumers Energy up to date its unique 2018 Clean Energy Plan by together with the pledge to speed up the elimination of coal to 2025, amongst different advantages to prospects and atmosphere in its 2021 Clean Energy Plan, filed with the MPSC final June. The settlement settlement supporting Consumers Energy’s plan comes after greater than a yr of listening to key stakeholders’ concepts and enter. The subsequent step within the course of is for the MPSC to evaluate the settlement settlement.
The settlement consists of persevering with the speedy transition to wash, renewable sources by including practically 8,000 MW of solar power by 2040 making certain 60% of its capability comes from clear sources.
“Reaching consensus on this Clean Energy Plan moves Michigan toward a cleaner, more reliable energy future while caring for our co-workers and communities impacted,” Rochow provides. “We’re grateful for the thoughtful, positive contributions of all stakeholders throughout this process and look forward to the MPSC’s decision on our plan.”