August 1, 2014

Wolverine Ends Generation Projects

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Wolverine Power Cooperative recently announced that it is ending the development of two generation projects in northern Michigan. Construction of a 600-megawatt (MW) power plant and a wind turbine farm near Rogers City was proposed by Wolverine in 2006. … [Read more...]

MDEQ Issues Draft Air Quality Permit

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a draft air quality permit in late September for installation of an air quality control system (AQCS) at the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. Wolverine Power Cooperative and We … [Read more...]

Five-Year Re-Clearing Program Improves Reliability

Back in 2008, Wolverine Power Cooperative reduced its seven-year right-of-way re-clearing cycle to five years to follow guidelines set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Monitoring 211,000 miles of high-voltage transmission … [Read more...]

Update: Presque Isle Power Plant Partnership

Wolverine Power Cooperative (Cadillac, MI) and We Energies (Milwaukee, WI) have received regulatory approvals from three agencies for their partnership at the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette, MI. The Michigan Public Service Commission, Public Service … [Read more...]

Harvest Wind Farm’s Output Down Slightly in 2012

The Harvest Wind Farm completed its fifth year of operation in 2012, generating 136,806 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity. Total generation in 2012 was slightly lower compared to 2011 output of 142,819 MWh. Wolverine Power Cooperative, of Cadillac, is … [Read more...]

Improving Transmission Reliability a Priority for Wolverine

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Wolverine Power Cooperative continues to work closely with its member cooperatives to ensure reliable and safe delivery of electricity across its 1,600-mile transmission system. During the fall months each year, Wolverine staff meets with engineers from … [Read more...]

Wolverine, We Energies Agree to Joint Ownership of U.P. Power Plant

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Wolverine will fund a new air quality control system. Wolverine Power Cooperative and We Energies agreed in late November to pursue joint ownership of We Energies’ Presque Isle Power Plant. In exchange for an approximate one-third ownership interest in … [Read more...]

Wolverine Traces Roots to Late 1940s

The interior of Wolverine’s power plant in Hersey. The units shown have been decommissioned and removed from the plant.

Four of Wolverine Power Cooperative’s members marked 75 years of service to their own co-op members in 2012: Great Lakes Energy, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, and Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op. Cherryland … [Read more...]

Mix of Power Supply Resources Meets Your Needs

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Wolverine Power Cooperative uses a familiar saying—“don’t put all your eggs in one basket”—to explain its approach to providing reliable, competitively-priced power supply to its member cooperatives. Like all electric utilities, the foundation of … [Read more...]

Clearing the Way For Electric Reliability

Wolverine Power Cooperative is targeting 315 miles for right-of-way danger tree removals and trimming in 2012 on the co-op’s transmission system and another 230 miles for herbicide application on lines that were re-cleared in 2010 and 2011. Re-clearing … [Read more...]