The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has tentatively scheduled a May 13 informational session and public hearing on the roughly 400-MW Alpine gas-fueled power plant planned by the Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative in Otsego County, Mich.
The meeting surrounds proposed draft permit for the proposed installation and operation of a new electrical generation facility which includes two natural gas fired simple cycle combustion turbine generators (CTGs), one diesel fired emergency generator, one diesel fired emergency fire pump and two natural gas fired CTG fuel heaters.
The plant would be located in Elmira Township. The informational session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where staff will be available to answer questions; the public hearing will immediately follow.
Press reports in Michigan have suggested that construction could start this summer.
The Wolverine website puts the cost of the plant at an estimated $175m. Wolverine announced plans for the facility last fall.
Wolverine is a member-owned cooperative that provides wholesale power and transmission services to five electric distribution co-ops, and two alternative electric suppliers.