In This Issue:

- Natural Gas Power Plant Approval Case Gets Started

- Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased

- Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Loses Partner

- Anaerobic Digester Opens at MSU

- Michigan Shorts

- Lights Out at Detroit's Municipal Utility?

- The Incredible Shrinking Renewable Energy Surcharge

- Made in Michigan Microgrid Under Development

- Excerpt from Natural Gas Power Plant Approval Case Gets Started:

The first hearing at the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) regarding the application of Consumers Energy to build a 700 MW natural gas-fired power plant (Case U-17429) occurred August 19. Twelve intervenors were granted party status: the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council; Energy Michigan; Attorney General for the State of Michigan; Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity (ABATE); Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership; Renaissance Power LLC; New Covert Generating Company LLC; Interstate Gas Supply, Inc.; First Energy Solutions Corp.; Michigan State Utility Workers Council; Sierra Club; National Resources Defense Fund; and Michigan of Environmental Council. Potential issues to be raised by the interveners include the assumptions in the filed Integrated Resource Plan on...

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