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CONSUMERS SEEKS NEW PLANT
(2007-05-01)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Consumers Power Company wants to build at
least one and possibly two new power plants using clean coal
technology by 2015.
That's according to an application filed today with state
regulators.
It says it also wants to build or acquire a new gas-fired power
plant by 2011, and continue its efforts to conserve energy and use
more alternative energy sources such as wind power.
But the company says it will build the new plants only if
lawmakers change state law to essentially re-regulate the state's
utility market so the company can pass along the cost of building
the plants to its customers.
Utility regulators say the state needs a new power plant within
eight years to keep up with growing demand.
The Jackson-based utility provides electric service to nearly
two (M) million customers in 60 counties.
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