Consumers Energy Hosting Virtual Meeting Sept. 12 to Discuss Future of Hydroelectric Facilities
In Person Meeting September 18th
Last year, Consumers Energy held a series of public meetings with community members and local leaders about the future of its 13 dams. Recently, the energy provider announced it’s exploring the possibility of selling these hydroelectric facilities as it continues to evaluate their future. Consumers Energy is considering all options to safely maintain the dam reservoirs and reduce costs for customers.
Consumers Energy is hosting another series of public community meetings with the goal of sharing progress that has been made over the last year and answering questions. The company will be hosting two virtual meetings, and the first is scheduled for Sept. 12.
The public can click here to register for the virtual webinar.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Consumers Energy is hosting several in-person and virtual meetings. A second virtual meeting will be held Nov. 16. For all meeting details and more information about the process, visit ConsumersEnergy.com/HydroFuture.
Consumers Energy’s 30- to 40-year federal operating licenses on the Muskegon, Manistee, Grand, Kalamazoo and Au Sable rivers are set to expire beginning in 2034 through 2041.
At the meeting, Consumers Energy will be presenting feedback gathered in the last year as well as the economic contribution study.
In Person Meeting Coming Soon
Croton and Hardy Dams
Monday, September 18
Newaygo High School Cafeteria
360 S. Mill Street, Newaygo, MI
Doors will open at 5:30 PM with the public meeting starting at 6:00 PM.