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Consumers Energy nearing completion of $250M upgrade project

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is nearing completion on a $250 million technology upgrade project at its largest power plant, the D.E. Karn/J.C. Weadock Generating Complex.

The upgrade includes spray dry absorption technology at Karn’s Unit 1 and Unit 2. The technology is expected to remove 95 percent  of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions and other acid gases from the flue gas emissions. Unit 1’s upgrade is operational while Unit 2’s spray dry absorber is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2015.

Consumers Energy is a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS).

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