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Consumers Energy planning to develop solar power plant in Northwestern Michigan

Plant could be in operation before summer 2020

The plant could be in operation before summer 2020, but still needs regulatory approvals.
The plant could be in operation before summer 2020, but still needs regulatory approvals.

MICHIGAN – Consumers Energy is planning to develop a solar power plant in the northwestern Michigan community of Cadillac.

The Jackson-based utility says the Cadillac City Council has approved an agreement to allow Consumers Energy to place solar panels on a vacant site.

The plant could be in operation before summer 2020, but still needs regulatory approvals.

The utility says it would generate half a megawatt of electricity, enough to power as many as 100 homes at a time.