BWL customers want natural gas plant

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 11:07:27-05

Lansing Board of Water and Light customers want to see the aging Eckert Power Station replaced by a natural gas plant -- even though it will probably result in higher electric rates.

The board of water and light released the results of a survey.

64 % of residential customers, and 71% of businesses support the natural gas option.

That drops to 47 and 56-percent respectively when those rates would go up.

Eckert will close by the year 2020.

The BWL will announce replacement plans later this year.