Citing its economic benefits, many rural communities across Michigan have reiterated strong support for wind energy in the state. “Having spent my entire working life with the stress of farming and its financial uncertainty, I know a lot about facing [Read More]
All of Michigan’s electric providers met or exceeded the state’s 10% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2015, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) seventh annual report on the implementation of the RPS. Notably, wind energy represented a big [Read More]
Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has announced MIGreenPower, a new program that will allow customers to buy power from Michigan wind and solar farms starting in April. “Until now, customers who wanted to use more renewable energy were limited to installing [Read More]
Following eleventh hour negotiations on Thursday, Michigan legislators approved a comprehensive energy reform package, which, among other actions, will expand the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Gov. Rick Snyder, who helped broker the deal, is expected to sign the legislation [Read More]
SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to an announcement from [Read More]
The initial investigation of a fallen wind turbine at Exelon Generation’s Harvest 1 wind farm in Elkton, Mich., is focused on the hydraulic components of the pitch system. The 120-meter Vestas V82 wind turbine fell in late February after a [Read More]
A 120-meter wind turbine at Exelon Generation’s Harvest I wind farm in Elkton, Mich., collapsed on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5:12 a.m. ET. There were no injuries, and the cause of the collapse is currently under investigation.
DTE Energy and GE are investigating a broken wind turbine blade in Sigel Township, Mich. According to DTE Energy, a 48.7-meter blade broke on Friday, Feb. 19, during a period of high wind speeds. “DTE Energy has not determined the [Read More]