Ludington Pumped Storage Plant: Holds Enough Water To Produce Electricity For 1.6M HouseholdsSprawled like a gigantic swimming pool atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan is an asphalt-and-clay pond holding enough water to produce electricity for 1.6 million households.
Ludington Pumped Storage Plant Recognized For 40 Years Of ServiceIt'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.
Local Company Completes Project For Ludington Pumped Storage UpgradeA 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.
Leading Utilities Spending Big On MaintenanceMichigan'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.
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.