Energy Quick Facts
- In 2013, Michigan had more underground natural gas storage capacity -1.1 trillion cubic feet - than any other state in the nation.
- The Antrim Gas Field, located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, is one of the nation's top 100 natural gas fields and produced an estimated 108 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2012.
- In 2014, Michigan’s three nuclear power plants, with four reactor units, provided 30% of the state's net electricity generation.
- Michigan used coal for 50% of its net electricity generation in 2014. Much of Michigan's coal is brought by rail from Wyoming and Montana.
- Much of Michigan’s biomass energy comes from the state's almost 19 million acres of forest land. Biomass provided fuel for 35% of Michigan's renewable net electricity generation in 2014.
- Because the weather in Michigan is cooler than in other areas of the United States, space heating makes up a greater portion of energy use in homes (55%) compared to the U.S. average (41%), while air conditioning makes up only 1 percent of energy use, according to EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey.
Last Updated: March 19, 2015
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and CMS Energy
DTE Energy generates, transmits and distributes electricity to 2.1 million customers in southeastern Michigan. With an 11,084 megawatt system capacity, the company uses coal, nuclear fuel, natural gas, hydroelectric pumped storage and renewable energy sources to generate its electrical output. Founded in 1903, DTE Electric is the largest electric utility in Michigan and one of the largest in the nation.Large energy users require site specific analysis based on projected load requirements for inquiries of costs associated with connection to the system and availability of electricty. DTE Energy does not share specific locations or capacities of existing infrastructures in the interest of homeland security.
Consumers Energy, the fourth largest natural gas distribution company in the nation, provides natural gas to much of Lapeer County. The integrated transmission and distribution facilities for the utility offer adequate natural gas for any common residential, commercial or industrial use via adjacent medium and high pressure distribution mains. Specific end-use involving large scale annealing, metal melting, industrial processed steam, or other high use process(es) require site specific analysis based on projected load requirements. The utility, as a matter of rule, does not share specific locations or capacities of existing infrastructure in the interest of homeland security.
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