Consumers Energy has begun to purchase natural gas directly from a Michigan producer, BreitBurn Operating L.P.
Jackson-based Consumers Energy Friday announced plans to build a major new natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County. The company estimates it will invest about $750 million in the project.
Consumers Energy plans to invest about $750 million to build a 700 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, the utility announced Friday.
For the first time in its 125-year history, Consumers Energy is sending natural gas crews to assist with storm restoration work outside of Michigan, with about 25 employees leaving Tuesday to join more than 300 other utility employees and contractors already providing assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Consumers Energy’s natural gas customers can expect to pay about 8 percent less for heating costs for this winter compared to last winter. The lower cost estimate is due to reduced fuel prices – the lowest since 2003 — and is based on normal weather patterns.
A Wayne State University researcher is part of a national project to find accessible sources of natural gas.
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that the installers of an electric dryer had no legal duty to warn a metro Detroit woman about an uncapped gas line that eventually caused her house to explode.
Lower prices are in the pipeline for Consumers Energy’s 1.7 million natural gas customers.
Despite frigid temperatures over the weekend, Consumers Energy says its natural gas customers have saved big bucks this winter thanks to warmer-than-normal temperatures.
With winter finally sweeping into Metro Detroit, Consumers Energy is reminding homeowners to keep safety in mind by making sure their natural gas meters and gas appliance fresh air intakes and exhaust pipes are free of snow and ice.
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