Latest Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant Stories

2011-07-21 11:32:00

JACKSON, Mich., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is asking its 1.8 million electric customers to reduce their power use through tonight because of the heat wave now affecting Michigan. Temperatures in the 90s and high humidity have pushed up the customer demand for electricity to near-record levels on the Consumers Energy system. That high demand - linked to air conditioning use - is expected to continue through tonight. Until then, Consumers Energy is asking its electric...

2011-02-07 14:30:00

LUDINGTON, Mich., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, co-owners of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, today announced a major maintenance and upgrade project that will mean significant investment in northwest Michigan, 100 construction jobs per year and increase the plant's power generation by 16 percent. Each utility will invest approximately $40 million per year over 10 years. The award-winning Ludington plant has been providing Michigan families and...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'