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Four MI farms selected to produce electricity


July 23, 2014, Jackson, MI – Consumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters.

The farms will be offered the opportunity to generate electricity under long-term contracts that collectively provide 2.6 megawatts of electric capacity. That’s enough to power about 2,800 homes.

The following Michigan farms were selected:

  • Beaver Creek Farms, Coopersville
  • Brook View Dairy, Freeport
  • Green Meadow Farms Inc., Elsie
  • Scenic View Dairy, Fennville

Consumers Energy developed the new anaerobic digester program along with Michigan State University and the state’s agricultural community.

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“We are excited to move forward with this new program to develop dependable, renewable energy produced here in our state for the Michigan homes and businesses we serve,” said Timothy Sparks, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy supply operations. “The addition of anaerobic digestion brings more diversity to our existing renewable energy supply from wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric dams.”

Learn more about Consumers Energy’s anaerobic digester program: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/EARP.