Snyder in Town to Make Announcement About the Presque Isle Power Plant

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Governor Snyder in town today to make an announcement about the Presque Isle Power PlantMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Governor Rick Snyder will be in the Upper Peninsula today to make an announcement about the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette.

He will be joined by representatives from WE Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative.  The 431 Megawatt plant owned by WE Energies generates 90% of the Upper Peninsula’s electricity and 12% of the electricity in the Wisconsin Energy system.

Half of the plant’s generating capacity goes to the Empire and Tilden iron ore mines on the nearby Marquette Iron Range.

The announcement will be made during a 10:00 a.m. press conference in the Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University.

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