Michigan coal plant to be redeveloped into clean-power site

LITCHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan company is turning a former coal-fired power plant into a clean energy facility.

Michigan Hub, Inc. recently broke ground on the $100 million project at the Endicott Generating Plant in Litchfield. The company says the 44-acre energy park will provide up to 168 megawatts of power to tenants, adjacent industrial facilities and local municipalities.

The company plans to have 15 tenants at the site. A press release says Independent Barley & Malt, Inc. has been confirmed as the first tenant.

Independent produces malted barley and other grains for brewers and distillers. The release says the company produces 50,000 tons of malted grains annually.

Officials say the project could create up to 75 full-time jobs. The project is scheduled to be completed between 2020 and 2021.