Fuel Mix

The fuel mix characteristics and emissions and waste of Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) as required by Public Act 141 of 2000 for the 12-month period ending 6/30/2022.  

Fuel Mix

Fuel Source
MEC Average
Percentage
Regional Average
Percentage
Coal 21.85 36.27
Oil 0.20 0.39
Gas 17.13 26.18
Hydroelectric 0.56 0.87
Nuclear 41.79 27.82
Biofuel 0.34 0.71
Biomass* 0.20 0.47
Solar 0.66 0.32
Solid Waste Incineration 0.10 0.05
Wind 16.96 6.50
Wood 0.21 0.42

Everything from biomass to wood is considered renewable. Biomass excludes wood. Solid waste incineration includes landfill gas. Wind includes a long-term renewable purchase power contract in Wolverine's mix. 

Emissions and Waste Comparison

Type of Emission
MEC
lbs/MWh
Regional
lbs/MWh
Sulfur Dioxide 0.62 1.16
Carbon Dioxide 676.4 1,133.0
Oxides of Nitrogen 0.43 0.82
High-level Nuclear Waste 0.0090 0.0060


Regional average information was obtained from MPSC's website. MEC purchases 100% of its electricity from Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., which supplied this data.