Energy - Goal 5

Coal and nuclear generating plants have been retired and decommissioned in accordance with a comprehensive integrated resource plan.

IN 20 YEARS - Only a handful of large coal and nuclear power plants remain operational in Michigan. These are slated for retirement by 2050 when the energy system will be fully decentralized.

IN 10 YEARS - Coal-fired power plants equivalent to half of Michigan’s operational capacity in 2010 have been retired. Detroit Edison’s Fermi units are the only remaining nuclear reactors serving Michigan energy users.

IN 2 YEARS - Michigan’s governor has placed a moratorium on new coal plant construction as central to Michigan’s long-term energy strategy. The Michigan Public Service Commission now requires robust integrated resource planning that supports steady retirement of existing baseload power plants.