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Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS) announced today that it plans to build a major new natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County.  The company estimates it will invest about $750 million in the project.

The utility plans to develop a 700 megawatt power plant in Thetford Township, which is about 20 miles northeast of Flint. 

The project is expected to create about 600 construction jobs.  The bulk of the construction jobs are expected to be filled by members of skilled trades unions.  When completed, the proposed power plant also would create an estimated 30 operating jobs.

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