Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, pictured above in Covert Township, is expected to close in 2022. An economic study is being issued to review the ramifications of the plant’s closure.

COVERT — In less than a year, the economic landscape of Van Buren County is expected to change significantly with the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant.

In an effort to identify potential problems, the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission plans to conduct a study to determine the pros and cons the county faces in addressing the Palisades closure.