For Immediate Release:
RE: Hardy Hydroelectric Project # 2452
On April 12, 2018 Consumers Energy (Consumers) notified you of a project at Hardy Dam to repair the auxiliary spillway tipping wall. The project began April 16, 2018 and concluded May 30, 2018.
In that letter, I indicated that Consumers was in the planning stages of an additional project at the Hardy Dam, which includes replacement of the Hardy Dam Road in partnership with the Newaygo County Road Commission.
Currently, Consumers continues to develop the scope, design and schedule of this future project at Hardy Dam. At this time, Consumers is informing you of our decision to not perform the road replacement and associated work in 2019, including drawing the Hardy Pond down to a lower level during the summer of 2019.
Consumers is committed to keeping stakeholders informed of the timing and details of this project. We will provide more information when it is available and as soon as possible. Please see https://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/hydros for project updates. Feel free to send any inquires to this website for additional information and for ease of contacting us directly.
Brooke McTaggart, Administrator
Land & Recreation Management