Consumers Energy provided details on our their “Clean Energy Plan” would impact the three (3) coal-fired units at the 600 MW Campbell generating complex in Port Sheldon Township – which is immediately south of Grand Haven Charter Township.
In brief, all three coal-fired units will be decommissioned by 2025 – which is fifteen years earlier than originally projected. About 310 workers work at the Campbell facility.
The closure will have a material impact of the Port Sheldon property tax revenues – and will have a lessor financial impact the Grand Haven Area School District, Loutit District Library, and Ottawa County.
That said, Consumers Energy stated that they remain committed to supporting their employees and communities through the transition away from coal as a fuel source for electricity by finding new roles for workers who want to remain with Consumers Energy, fulfilling their environmental responsibilities at the sites and helping local leaders pursue new economic possibilities.
Other than the possible job loss for Township residents employed at the Campbell generating complex, the 2025 closure should not have a financial impact on the Township.
The link below is a video conference with Consumers Energy CEO, Garrick Rochow discussing the closure and related topics: