Battle Creek

Utilities & Infrastructure


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Battle Creek businesses thrive in the global economy with easy access to logistics, transportation, a talented workforce, and due to an incredible infrastructure that meets needs across multiple industries. Of course, it isn't just about the location.

Electricity

Consumers Energy – Electric Provider
As the Battle Creek area’s electricity provider and Michigan’s largest utility, Consumers Energy offers resources beyond reliable energy to help new and expanding businesses ensure a solid start, a successful future and a great customer experience.
 
Offerings include:
  • Competitive electric rate options
  • Energy efficiency rebates
  • Renewable energy programs
  • New construction incentives to reduce upfront energy infrastructure costs 
Fort Custer Industrial Park is powered by 46-kilovolt (kV) electric lines and a 138-kV-to-14.4-kV/24.9-kV substation. The substation features two transformers and four regulated circuits, ensuring abundant reliable power for Fort Custer Industrial Park businesses.
 
For more, visit ConsumersEnergy.com/econdev.

Natural Gas

Semco Energy – Natural gas provider
Natural gas in the Battle Creek area is provided by Semco Energy.  More information on Semco Energy can be found on their website. Since several factors can influence your business’s monthly gas use, please contact us to get detailed information and specific rates for your business.

Water

Municipal water service is provided by the City of Battle Creek. There are currently no limitations on water in Battle Creek.
  • Capacity of our water system is 30 million gallons per day (MGD)
  • Average daily usage is around 10 million gallons per day.
This provides Battle Creek with an abundant or excess capacity of 20 million gallons daily. In Battle Creek the cost of industrial water averages $1.16 per CCF (100 cubic feet). For more information please contact the City of Battle Creek

Sewer

Municipal sanitary sewer service is provided by the City of Battle Creek. There are currently no limitations on sanitary sewer in Battle Creek.  
  • Capacity of our sewer system is 30 million gallons per day (MGD)
  • Average daily usage is around 10 million gallons per day.
This provides Battle Creek with an abundant or excess capacity of 20 million gallons daily.  In Battle Creek the cost of sewer averages $2.89 per CCF (100 cubic feet).  For more information please contact the City of Battle Creek.

Telecommunications and Fiber Optic/Broadband

Phone and telecommunications service is available to all sites located within Fort Custer Industrial Park by multiple service providers – including AT&T and CTS Telecom.

Both providers have extensive fiber optic systems in Fort Custer Industrial Park with high-speed, broadband and digital service. Battle Creek thrives in the IT world with a community-wide fiber network delivering up to 10 Gigabytes through existing infrastructure, about 10 times the national norm. With 300 local miles of a 1,000 mile Southwest Michigan network, the fiber infrastructure continues to expand. At W.K. Kellogg Airport, residents and tenants are literally surrounded by fiber.

How Can We Help?

If you have any other questions about utilities or infrastructure to support your business here in Battle Creek, please contact us today.


 
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