Consumers Energy's B.C. Cobb Receives Final Coal Load Before Closure

 Consumers Energy's B.C. Cobb Receives Final Coal Load Before Closure

B.C. Cobb Generating Plant in Michigan received its last coal load over the weekend.  The Consumers Energy plant is set to close next spring after nearly 70 years in operation.

Coal already on hand, plus Sunday's delivery will fuel the plant's two units until April 15 at which time the generators are shut down and the plant is closed.

B.C. Cobb and two other Consumers Energy plants are among 25 coal-fired units in Michigan scheduled for retirement by 2020, helping the state come closer to compliance with new emissions standards.

Other Michigan facilities slated for retirement include:

  • DTE Energy’s Harbor Beach (121 MW), 1 unit in 2015
  • DTE’s Trenton Channel (240 MW), 2 units in 2016
  • Consumers Energy’s B.C. Cobb (312 MW), 2 units in 2016
  • Consumers Energy’s J.C. Weadock (312 MW), 2 units in 2016
  • Consumers Energy’s J.R. Whiting (345 MW), 3 units in 2016
  • Michigan South Central Power Agency’s Endicott (55 MW), 1 unit in 2016
  • Holland Board of Public Works’ DeYoung (63 MW), 3 units in 2017
  • Lansing Baord of Water and Light’s Eckert (335 MW), 6 units in 2018
  • Wisconsin Electric’s Presque Isle (450 MW), 5 units in 2020


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