Wolverine is pleased to announce that, as of today, both Alpine Power Plant units are operational and capable of producing 410 megawatts (MW), enough to power nearly 120,000 homes. The Wolverine team successfully brought Unit 1 on line last night and it is anticipated to be fully commissioned in about two weeks. Unit 2 will finish commissioning tests later this week and be handed off to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) for routine dispatch.
“I want to reiterate my praise for the Wolverine employees”, stated Eric Baker, President and CEO of Wolverine. “Power plant chiefs, operators, engineers, and technicians across Wolverine’s system contributed essential skills and knowledge to bring us this far. In addition, Wolverine’s engineering and operations personnel offered vital commissioning support to hunt down and fix a number of typical commissioning nuisances, and to prepare the transmission network for start-up.”
As of today, Alpine becomes the largest and most efficient generator in Michigan north of the Ludington-Midland line, including the Upper Peninsula.