CMS Enterprises


CMS Enterprises operates the non-utility businesses of CMS Energy, and is recognized as a world-class operator of independent power generating plants.  It is refocusing its business strategy to concentrate on its independent power business in the United States.

Focus of Operations and Growth

CMS Enterprises will concentrate its business on independent power generation in the United States, and principally the Midwest.  Currently the company has an ownership interest in seven generating plants in Michigan and North Carolina.

 
Michigan

Dearborn Industrial Generation Dearborn Industrial Generation
The Dearborn Industrial Generation (DIG) facility is located in Dearborn, Michigan.  The facility produces up to 710 megawatts of electricity and over 1 million pounds per hour of steam. DIG sells a portion of its electricity to third-party customers and the remainder to the mid-west energy markets. DIG sells its steam to nearby industrial customers for their heating and processing needs. The facility consists of a 160 MW natural gas fired combustion turbine that entered service in 1999 and another 550 MW from two more natural gas fired combustion turbines (operating in combined cycle with three boilers) that entered service in 2001.

DIG is fueled by a combination of natural gas and blast furnace gas, a by-product of a nearby steel-making process.

CMS Enterprises operates the plant and is its sole owner.

 

Filer City StationFilerCityStation
The Filer City Station facility, located in Filer City, Michigan, is a 73 MW coal and wood waste-fueled power plant.  The plant uses coal plus paper mill wood waste and shredded tires to produce approximately 60 megawatts of power and 50,000 pounds per hour of steam. The electric output is sold pursuant to the terms of a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. The steam is sold to an adjacent industrial facility. Commercial operation began in 1990.


CMS Enterprises has a 50 percent ownership interest in the plant.

 

 
Genesee Power StationGeneseePowerStation
The Genesee Power Station facility, located near Flint, Michigan, is a 40 MW wood waste-fueled power plant.  The electric output is sold pursuant to the terms of a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. Wood waste consists primarily of wood chips from forest improvement and land clearing programs, waste pallets and scrap wood (dunnage) from auto manufacturers, sawdust and trimmings from furniture manufacturers, waste lumber from construction contractors and tree trimmings from tree service companies, municipalities and utilities. Commercial operation began in 1996.


CMS Enterprises operates the plant and has a 50 percent ownership interest.


Grayling Generating StationGraylingGeneratingStation
The Grayling Generating Station facility, located near Grayling, Michigan, is a 38 MW wood waste-fueled power plant. The electric output is sold pursuant to the terms of a long-term power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy Company. Wood waste consists primarily of wood chips from forest improvement and land clearing programs, and sawdust and bark from local lumber mills. Commercial operation began in 1992.


CMS Enterprises operates the plant and has a 50 percent ownership interest.

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Kalamazoo River Generating StationKalamazooRiverStation

The Kalamazoo River Generating Station facility, located in Comstock, Michigan, is a single 68 MW simple-cycle combustion turbine fired with natural gas. Commercial operation began in 1999.


CMS Enterprises operates the plant and is its sole owner.

 

 
Livingston Generating StationLivingstonStation
The Livingston Generating Station facility located in Gaylord, Michigan, consists of four simple cycle combustion turbines totaling 156 MW, able to reach full load in about 10 minutes. The power generating units are enclosed in a walled block building for sound and aesthetics. Commercial operation began in 1999.

 CMS Enterprises operates the plant and is its sole owner.

 
 
 
North Carolina

Craven County Wood Energy
Craven Wood Plant The Craven County Wood Energy  facility, located near New Bern, North Carolina, is a 50 MW wood waste-fueled power plant. The electricity generated from the plant is sold into the east-coast energy markets.  The wood waste consists primarily of wood chips from forest improvement programs, bark from paper pulp debarking operations, sawdust from lumber mills, clean waste wood from landfills, railroad ties, and agricultural waste, including brooder house poultry waste and cotton gin waste. Commercial operation began in 1990.

CMS Enterprises operates the plant and has a 50 percent ownership interest.

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Our principal business is our Michigan-based electric and natural gas utility, complemented by a North American independent power business.