Ludington Pumped Storage Plant

The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant at the top of the picture with Lake Michigan beyond. A natural lake is in the middle of the picture, and closer to the camera, some of Consumers Power's wind generators. Consumers Power photo.

Ludington Pumped Storage Plant Recognized For 40 Years Of Service

It’s an engaging mix of high tech and low tech — a huge man-made lake along Lake Michigan where electric pumps suck water in at night, when electric demand is low, and where the water is released back out into the big lake in the afternoons, generating electricity when demand is at its peak.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2013

The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant

Local Company Completes Project For Ludington Pumped Storage Upgrade

A Ludington company, Hardman Construction Inc., has completed a key project — improving a Lake Michigan barge dock — needed for the $800 million upgrade of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2012


Leading Utilities Spending Big On Maintenance

Michigan’s leading electrical utilities say they’ll spend $800 million over 10 years to maintain and increase the capacity of their joint power storage plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2011

The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant

Consumers Energy, Detroit Edison To Refurbish Ludington Power Plant

Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, co-owners of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, Monday announced a major maintenance and upgrade project that will mean significant investment in northwest Michigan, 100 construction jobs per year and increase the plant’s power generation by 16 percent.