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Wind Power Dries Up Demand for Coal Fired Power Plant

If anybody every asks you if a wind farm ever closed down a coal fired power plant, you can tell them they sure as hell stopped the construction of the Bay County power plant in its tracks. It’s a favorite canard of wind farm opponents to suggest that wind power has never shut down a coal fired power plant. Well…they’re wrong…
Eastern Michigan has been meeting power demand with renewable energy to the point where there just isn’t any energy demand to justify the construction of the 2.3 billion dollar coal fired power plant anymore. Consumer’s Energy put the plan on hold. Judy Planau of the Michigan Public Service Commission said:
“We have more than enough electricity to meet the current demand,” Palnau said. “Right now, there are no problems in supplying the demand, so that’s a reason why Consumers wouldn’t be building their new plant right now.”

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Wind Power Dries Up Demand for Coal Fired Power Plant

If anybody every asks you if a wind farm ever closed down a coal fired power plant, you can tell them they sure as hell stopped the construction of the Bay County power plant in its tracks. It’s a favorite canard of wind farm opponents to suggest that wind power has never shut down a coal fired power plant. Well…they’re wrong…

Eastern Michigan has been meeting power demand with renewable energy to the point where there just isn’t any energy demand to justify the construction of the 2.3 billion dollar coal fired power plant anymore. Consumer’s Energy put the plan on hold. Judy Planau of the Michigan Public Service Commission said:

“We have more than enough electricity to meet the current demand,” Palnau said. “Right now, there are no problems in supplying the demand, so that’s a reason why Consumers wouldn’t be building their new plant right now.”

image courtesy of adamsillustration.com