Community Meeting Aug. 24 to Discuss Future of Consumers Energy’s Hardy Dam
WHY: Input from communities will help Consumers Energy determine the future of their 13 dams in Michigan. Ahead of their dams’ operating licenses expiring, the energy provider is gathering community and individual’s opinions to help determine plans to either continue investing in or remove any of our river hydro facilities.
WHERE & WHEN: The Hardy Dam public meeting is Wednesday, August 24 at Newaygo High School Cafeteria, 360 S. Mill Street, Newaygo, MI. An open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
WHAT: Consumers Energy hired Public Sector Consultants (PSC), a Lansing-based
nonpartisan research and consulting firm that specializes in public engagement, to hold public meetings with the goal of collecting unbiased feedback regarding its hydro facilities. PSC and Consumers Energy dam experts will provide information about the dam, explain future state options, discuss impacts if any dams were to be decommissioned, and facilitate community input.
For community meeting details, and more information access: ConsumersEnergy.com/HydroFuture. Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.8 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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