Archive for Michigan

‘Wind Income Is A Gift’: Local Leaders Highlight Michigan Wind

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 09, 2017

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]

Wind Power Helps Drive Michigan Toward RPS Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

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]

Michigan Utility Launches New Renewables-Purchasing Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

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]

Michigan Legislators Green-Light Increased Renewables Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

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]

Michigan Drone Company Wins DOE Grant For Turbine Inspection Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

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]

Pitch System Suspected In Michigan Turbine Collapse

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 01, 2016

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]

Exelon Generation Investigating Wind Turbine Collapse In Michigan

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 01, 2016

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 Investigating Broken Turbine Blade In Michigan

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 26, 2016

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]