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Upper Peninsula Power Plant to be Kept Open

Wolverine Power Cooperative of Cadillac has agreed to co-partner on the retrofit of We Energies’ coal-fired power plant in Marquette. The cost to bring the Presque Isle Power Plantup to new federal environmental standards is estimated to be between $130 and $140 Million. Wolverine will become a minority owner of the plant, which We Energies will continue to operate. Alternatives under consideration had been to either convert the plant to natural gas or shut it down. Under the shutdown scenario it was predicted that a $1 Billion transmission line upgrade in the Upper Peninsula would have been necessary to adequately serve customers.

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Bruce Goodman, Varnum Law Firm, Environmental Attorney
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Bruce Goodman practices environmental law, energy law and construction law. His environmental expertise includes air quality permitting work, compliance counseling on air emissions, state and federal enforcement defense issues, and environmental management program development. His energy expertise includes negotiating numerous electric power sales agreements, both for wholesale sellers of energy and for retail consumers of energy, state rate cases, developing municipal energy tariffs, and energy project permitting....

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