Covert Generation photo

The Covert Generating Station in Covert Township is shown during the evening. It’s in the process of being sold to Consumers Energy Corp.

COVERT — If state and federal regulatory agency approval is granted, Consumers Energy Corp. will become the new owner of the Covert Generating Station, a facility that generates natural gas.

The purchase of the Covert Township plant from Stamford, Conn.-based Eastern Generation LLC, along with three other natural gas plants throughout Michigan, is part of Consumers Energy’s ambitious plan to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025.