Michigan coal plant closures helping push small utility to clean energy | Energy News Network

Plans by Michigan’s two major utilities to close coal plants within the next 15 years are having a ripple effect on smaller companies that purchase power from them.

Case in point: The municipal utility in Traverse City, which on August 14 became the first power company in Michigan to declare a 100 percent renewable energy goal by 2040.

While the Traverse City Light and Power (TCL&P) board approved the plan in response to community demand, plans by DTE Energy and Consumers Energy to close two coal plants starting in 2030 will force smaller utilities to seek other options, said TCL&P executive director Tim Arends

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