The plant operated by a state-of-the-art distributed control system that optimized plant efficiency and met Dow's steam requirements, as well as the needs of the electrical grid.
The facility was completed in 1991.
Today, the Midland Cogeneration Venture plant is one of the largest gas fired cogeneration projects in the United States. It is capable of producing up to 1,560 megawatts of electricity and up to 1.35 million pounds per hour of process steam for industrial use. Its capacity represents approximately 10 percent of the power consumption for Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
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