Consumers Energy May Terminate Case for New Gas Plant
Consumers Energy has sought and received a schedule change in its Certificate of Necessity case (U-17429) at the Michigan Public Service Commission. The reason given in its November 12 filing is the need to evaluate proposals from third parties seeking to sell existing gas-fired generating facilities to the company. The company is "considering an update to the filed cost estimates for the Thetford Plant" by the December 9 deadline set by statute. Perhaps more surprisingly, the company suggested it might withdraw its filing altogether, stating the purpose was: "… ultimately to determine if the company wishes to continue to pursue the CON for the Thetford Plant."