250MW plant to be BWL’s biggest project ever, creating 1,200 construction jobs
The Lansing Board of Water & Light broke ground today on its new, cleaner and more efficient $500 million natural gas-fired Delta Energy Park. The new plant will generate 250 megawatts (MWs) and create 1,200 construction jobs.
Located at the Erickson Power Station in Delta Township, the new plant will replace both BWL’s coal-fired plants, Eckert and Erickson Power Stations, when they retire in 2020 and 2025 respectively, and will be the BWL’s second natural gas plant. Retiring both plants will make the BWL to become the largest utility in Michigan to generate coal-free power by 2025, reducing its carbon emissions by 80 percent.