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Marshall, Mich. – Plans for a new $400 million natural gas-fired power generation facility in southern Michigan are moving forward more slowly than previously expected.

White Plains, New York-based Development Partners announced two years ago that it would build the Marshall Energy Center at Brooks Industrial Park in Marshall.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports construction was supposed to begin late this year, but Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance CEO Scott Fleming says it’s been pushed back to late spring of 2020 due to environmental studies. Two plants are planned at the energy center site.

Development of the facility is expected to bring between 300 and 500 construction jobs and create between 20 and 25 direct jobs. Fleming said the energy center should be operational by 2022.

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