Marquette Energy Center - BLP's solution to energy reliability challenges

The MBLP has been providing safe, reliable,and affordable power for over 127 years. Over the last five years, the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan has faced significant power challenges. The Board and staff of the MBLP were monitoring this power situation for a number of years and were working on an energy reliability solution to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future.

Plant Layout

The following pages contain a summary of the MBLP’s action leading up to the recommended solution:

  • Energy problem facing the MBLP
  • Plan and recommended solution the Marquette Energy Center
  • Background and studies surrounding the solution
  • Timeline and schedule
  • Implementation and costs
  • Power Supply Alternatives Reviewed and Studied