Just two months after Gov. Rick Snyder announced many changes to Michigan's energy plan, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) has opened its doors.
ITC Transmission has completed their 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that runs throughout the "Thumb" region on the eastern side of Michigan. According to ITC, the $510 million Thumb Loop transmission project was completed ahead of schedule, and will accommodate future wind development in the area.
DTE Energy has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct a new nuclear facility on the site of the utility's existing Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Newport, Michigan-- but DTE currently has no plans to build it.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder laid out plans to increase the state's renewable energy goals, which includes increasing energy from renewable sources to 30 to 40 percent by 2025.
The new proposed standards include a plan to increase the RPS for the state-- requiring 20 percent renewable energy by 2022-- as well as increase standards for energy efficiency.
Michigan could have 10 percent of its energy come from renewable energy by the end of 2015, according to a new report by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). The report is based on the implementation of PA 295 and the cost effectiveness of the energy standards.
Michigan is well on its way to meeting the state Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison (DTE), to obtain 10 percent of their power from renewables by 2015....
Michigan has experienced significant investment in renewable energy since the passage of Public Act 295 of 2008. Conservatively, over $1.79 billion has been invested to bring 895 MW of new renewable energy projects online in Michigan through 2012.
Consumers Energy and Second Township are working together to significantly expand natural gas service in the area.
Michigan voters yesterday rejected Proposal 3, which would have created a new renewable portfolio standard requiring state electric utilities to generate 25 percent of their retail sales from renewable sources by 2025.