Biomass, On-Site Power, Renewables

Consumers Energy selects Michigan farms to produce renewable energy

Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), has selected four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters.

“We are excited to move forward with this new program to develop dependable, renewable energy produced here in our state for the Michigan homes and businesses we serve,” said Timothy Sparks, Consumers Energy’s Vice President of Energy Supply Operations. “The addition of anaerobic digestion brings more diversity to our existing renewable energy supply from wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric dams.”

Consumers Energy developed the anaerobic digester program with Michigan State University and the state’s agricultural community.

The utility selected Beaver Creek Farms, Coopersville; Brook View Dairy, Freeport; Green Meadow Farms Inc., Elsie; and Scenic View Dairy, Fennville

The farms will be able to generate power under long-term contracts that produce 2.6-MW of electric capacity.

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