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 12/31/2019.  

Fuel Mix

Fuel Source
MEC Average
Percentage
Regional Average
Percentage
Coal 23.30 41.81
Oil .18 .41
Gas 15.03 23.61
Hydroelectric 1.91 .76
Nuclear 42.39 26.61
Biofuel .35 .79
Biomass .18 .47
Solar .46 .14
Solid Waste Incineration .09 .02
Wind 15.92 4.95
Wood .19 .43

Biomass excludes wood and solid waste incineration but 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 .62 1.25
Carbon Dioxide 689.6 1,248.0
Oxides of Nitrogen .45 .91
High-level Nuclear Waste .0096 .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.