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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ieEAKE ) that the unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. offered updates Tuesday on plans to decommission the B.C. Cobb plant in Muskegon. The utility says it will work to maintain federal dredging of the Muskegon Lake port.

Consumers Energy earlier announced plans to close and demolish the B.C. Cobb plant along Muskegon Lake as well as coal-fired units at its J.R. Whiting facility near Luna Pier in Monroe County and the Karn/Weadock complex near Bay City on the Saginaw Bay.

Consumers Energy plans to shut the units by April 2016.

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Online:

http://www.consumersenergy.com

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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