01. DIVERSE SUPPLY MIX
Wolverine’s diverse supply mix allows us to keep power affordable for our members.
No one single fuel source is sufficient to generate the electricity needed to supply our members. And with frequent price fluctuations, varying fuel availability, and continual regulatory and legislative changes, it is essential to have a supply mix that is as diverse as it is economical.
Wolverine is committed to securing long-term power supply for our members through a diverse mix of energy resources. From base load coal to peaking natural gas to renewable wind energy power purchase agreements (PPA) to power purchased from the market, Wolverine’s energy portfolio is diverse and reliable for years to come.
02. ASSET OWNERSHIP
Wolverine owns and operates 7 natural gas power plants throughout Michigan.
These peaking power plants are designed to operate at times when demand for electricity is at its peak. They are capable of producing approximately 1,000 of the total 1,360 megawatts of generation.
WOLVERINE ALSO OWNS SHARES OF BASE LOAD COAL FROM 3 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS
OVEC Clifty Creek Generating Station
Wolverine owns a 6.65% share in Ohio Valley Electric Corporation’s (OVEC) two coal-fired power plants, including Clifty Creek Generating Station, a 1.3-GW generating facility located in Madison, Indiana.
OVEC Kyger Creek Generating Station
Wolverine’s 6.65% share in Ohio Valley Electric Corporation’s (OVEC) two coal-fired power plants also includes Kyger Creek Generating Station, a 1.1-GW generating facility located in Cheshire, Ohio.
Campbell 3 Generating Facility
Wolverine owns a 1.89% share in Consumers Energy’s Campbell 3 coal-fired power plant, part of the J.H. Campbell Generating Complex located in West Olive, Michigan.
03. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Wolverine and our members are Michigan’s renewable energy leaders. In addition to hydro and solar resources, Wolverine has 200 megawatts of wind energy in our power supply mix.
Harvest Wind Farm
LOCATION: 3,200 acres in Huron County
DEVELOPER: Exelon Generation
OUTPUT: Approximately 50 Megawatts
OPERATION DATE: December 2007
Deerfield Wind Project
LOCATION: 20,000 acres in Huron County
DEVELOPER: RES Americas/Algonquin
SIZE: Approximately 150 MW
OPERATION DATE: January 2017
Wolverine is Committed to a Safe, Clean Environment
Wolverine complies with the Clean Air Act (CAA), implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which protects the public health and welfare of certain air pollutants found across the country.
Wolverine complies with all water quality requirements that are regulated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as well as the Federal and State of Michigan Drinking Water Act regulations.