Wind Energy Picks Up Speed in Michigan

Posted on November 23, 2014

Wind energy has been the primary source of new renewable energy in the state, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission.

One reason is that wind power is about half as expensive to produce as utility companies initially expected, as little as $50 a megawatt hour in 2013 compared to more than $100 per megawatt hour in 2009.

Currently, more than 20 wind farms are in operation or development in Michigan. Michigan’s growing wind business has meant falling prices for residential consumers. Utilities have been charging residential customers a utility surcharge to cover the extra cost of green energy production. But DTE has been able to reduce its surcharge this year from $3 per meter per month to just 43 cents. Consumers Energy has been able to eliminate its $2.50 surcharge completely.

Oak Electric Service is one of southeast Michigan’s leading electrical and renewable energy contractors. It is earning a reputation as a leading contractor for the sales, service and installation of wind turbine systems.

Give us a call at (800) 964-7070. We are standing by to answer all of your wind turbine and solar power system questions. We invite you to visit our website at www.oakelectric.com to learn more about us.