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Michigan power plant to get $130M to $140M upgrade

Associated Press Modified: November 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm •  Published: November 27, 2012

"The partnership ... to keep the Presque Isle Power Plant open is good news for the current and future availability of a reliable electric supply for businesses and residents in the Upper Peninsula," Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said during Tuesday's announcement.

On Wednesday, Snyder is scheduled to deliver a special message about energy and the environment to the state Legislature. Energy needs in the Upper Peninsula are part of the message.

Wolverine currently supplies power to five electric cooperatives and two alternative electric suppliers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan, and more than one million natural gas customers in Wisconsin.