April 24, 2018

Summer May ‘Peak’ Your Power

The demand for electrical power rises and falls throughout a typical day based on how we use our electricity. With summer months upon us, we typically increase our “peaking” usage. Peaking plants are a category of power plants that operate primarily … [Read more...]

Where does my power come from?

Every month you pay your power bill to your electric distribution cooperative. But have you ever wondered where that electricity comes from? Generally, it’s not produced in your neighborhood—most electricity travels quite a distance from where it’s … [Read more...]

Wolverine Power Moves Forward With Natural Gas Plant

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc., of Cadillac, is moving forward with a new 432 megawatt natural gas-fueled electric power plant, located in Elmira Township, near Gaylord. The Alpine Power Plant will use natural gas to generate electricity during … [Read more...]

Wolverine Ends Generation Projects

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

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

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

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...]