Natural gas plant planned near Flint, MI (Detroit NEws)

December 14, 2012 – Consumers Energy plans to build a $750 million natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, the Jackson-based utility said Friday. The 700-megawatt power plant, scheduled to begin service in 2017, will be located about 20 miles northeast of Flint in Thetford Township, the company said. The project will create about 600 construction jobs and about 30 operations jobs when completed. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, pending various approvals. The utility owns the 272-acre site in Thetford Township, which has access to high-volume natural gas delivery and high-voltage power transmission lines.

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