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  • Michigan has almost 1.1 trillion cubic feet of underground natural gas storage capacity, more than any other state and more than one-ninth of the nation's total.
  • The Antrim Gas Field in Michigan's Lower Peninsula is one of the nation's top 100 natural gas fields when ranked by proved reserves.
  • Coal fuels the largest share of Michigan’s electricity generation, but coal-fired power plants' share declined to 37% of Michigan's net electricity generation in 2018, down from 53% five years earlier.
  • The share of Michigan's net electricity generation fueled by natural gas surpassed that of nuclear power for the first time in 2018. They each provided slightly more than 26% of state generation.
  • In 2018, renewable resources provided more than 8% of Michigan's net electricity generation with more than half of that provided by wind. Michigan is among the top 15 states in the nation in wind-powered electricity generation.

Last Updated: May 16, 2019

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