Consumers Energy Upgrading Buoys on Rogers Pond


New system allows more removal of unnatural debris from river

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy is upgrading its buoy system in the Rogers Pond, with installation expected next week.

“The design and configuration of the new system allows for desirable, natural material to pass through the dam’s spillway while allowing us to continue to remove unnatural debris from the river,” said Rich Castle, Consumers Energy’s natural resource administrator for hydro operations. “The new floating buoy will also be more visible to alert boaters they are nearing the actual dam.”

An opening in the northeast side of the barrier will provide boat passage and allow access to the hydro facility’s canoe portage site.

Similar buoys are being installed this fall at Webber Dam and Calkins Bridge Dam reservoirs. The energy provider is coordinating the installations with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, United States Forest Service, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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