Wind power is on the rise in Michigan as technology makes it more effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly than ever before.
Energy from wind power has been an important part of Michigan’s energy mix for quite some time. It will become a more important part of Michigan’s “all-of-the-above” approach to energy as prices continue to fall and reliability continues to rise.
Ranked 15th in the country in wind energy potential, Michigan is well-positioned to reap the benefits of this clean energy resource well into the future if we make the right investments today.
Incorporating greater use of wind power into Michigan’s energy mix will help increase capacity, reliability, and affordability for all Michiganders, making our energy supply more flexible and sustainable for decades to come.
We recently discussed some of the ways local energy providers work to support local communities by participating in an array of community-focused projects and initiatives. Today, we want to take some time to recognize some other ways local providers are giving back to help support everything from good old summertime fun to wildlife restoration and environmental education to economic and neighborhood development in communities across the state.
Summer is heating up—and with the higher temperatures come increased energy use and greater demand. All of these factors can have a significant impact on the rates we pay for electricity. That’s why now is a good time to take a look back at some of our previous discussions on rates and infrastructure investments.
Building a brighter, cleaner energy future for all Michiganders isn’t just an investment in upgrading our state’s energy sector or electric infrastructure. It’s an investment in jobs, in local businesses, and in our communities.