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  • Michigan has 44 natural gas storage fields with almost 1.1 trillion cubic feet of underground storage capacity, more than any other state and almost one-eighth of the nation's gas storage capacity.
  • In 2021, coal provided the largest share of Michigan’s electricity net generation (32%), followed by nuclear energy (30%) and natural gas-fired power (27%).
  • Renewables provided about 11% of Michigan's electricity net generation in 2021, and wind energy accounted for three-fifths of that power. Michigan ranks among the top 15 states in the amount of electricty generated by wind energy.
  • Michigan is among the top five states in residential sector petroleum use and ranks first in residential sector consumption of propane.
  • Michigan’s largest hydroelectric facility is the Ludington pumped-storage plant on the shores of Lake Michigan on the Lower Peninsula. With more than 2,000 megawatts of capacity, it is one of the ten largest pumped storage power plants in the world.

Last Updated: August 18, 2022

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