Consumers Energy and General Motors today announced a new pledge to power Michigan automotive plants in Flint, Burton and Wyoming with clean energy, partnering to build the next generation of vehicles in Michigan, where both companies are headquartered.
“We’re thrilled to see General Motors pledge to use 100% clean energy that Consumers Energy will provide, highlighting our shared commitment to our state’s prosperity and protecting the planet,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO. “GM’s commitment builds on, and actually accelerates, Consumers Energy’s plan to power Michigan with clean energy.”
GM made a 20-year agreement with Consumers Energy to use clean energy at its Flint Assembly Plant, Parts Processing Center in Burton and GM Components Holdings Plant in Wyoming. This commitment supports roughly 70 MW of emission-free renewable energy in Michigan.
“GM promised just last week that Michigan will be the nation’s hub for electric vehicle manufacturing. Now, we know the next generation of Michigan-made vehicles also will be made with clean energy,” Rochow said.
Consumers Energy’s Renewable Energy Program provides businesses a flexible, turnkey solution to use solar and wind energy to achieve their sustainability goals and protect the planet for future generations. GM’s enrollment not only advances greening Michigan’s grid, but also supports Michigan jobs created through building and operating renewable energy projects.
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