PIE&G members will have cleaner energy in 2018 as Wolverine Power Cooperative in Cadillac, announced that 56 percent of the power it provides is now carbon free. Wolverine, PIE&G’s power supplier, entered into a new long-term contract for zero-emission energy that significantly reduces emissions from carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, and also helps ensure that 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 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 choose to live and vacation in northern Michigan in part, because of its beauty and natural resources. They care deeply about cutting their carbon footprint,” said Tom Sobeck, PIE&G President & CEO. “We’re proud to be a leader in our state towards a more sustainable future.”
About Wolverine Power Cooperative:
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.