Genesee Power Station is a renewable facility which burns a variety of biomass materials that would otherwise be landfilled, including tree trimmings, land-clearing residue, construction debris, pallets, spools and other clean industrial wood wastes provided by Mid-Michigan Recycling.
The power produced supports the health of the forests, mitigates greenhouse gasses (is “carbon neutral”), conserves landfill space and supports the electric grid in central Michigan.
The electric output is sold pursuant to a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. This facility can produce enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes.
Commercial operation began in 1995.