2018 brings cleaner energy for Great Lakes Energy members.
Wolverine Power Cooperative, of Cadillac, announced that 56 percent of the power it provides Great Lakes Energy is now carbon free. GLE’s power supplier signed a new long-term contract for zero-emission energy that significantly reduces emissions from carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as helps ensure power remains cost-competitive and reliable for years to come.
The new carbon-free energy comes in addition to Wolverine’s current solar, wind, and hydro energy assets, which provide 20% of members’ power. Wolverine and its member co-ops, which includes Great Lakes Energy, lead Michigan utilities with the highest percentage of new renewable energy, exceeding both present and anticipated state portfolio requirements.
Among these renewable assets is more than 150 megawatts of recently added wind and solar energy, including the construction of SpartanSolar—Northern Michigan’s largest solar array.
“Our members live, work, and play in some of Michigan’s most beautiful places, and care deeply about preserving our natural resources,” said Bill Scott, GLE President/CEO. “We’re proud to continue leading our state towards a more sustainable future.”
Wolverine is a generation and transmission cooperative serving the wholesale power supply and transmission needs of seven member-owners: Cherryland Electric Cooperative (Grawn); Great Lakes Energy (Boyne City); HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative (Portland); Midwest Energy Cooperative (Cassopolis); Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (Onaway); Spartan Renewable Energy (Cadillac); and Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative (Cadillac). Learn more by visiting www.wolverinepowercooperative.com.