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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.
  • In 2019, coal fueled the largest share of Michigan’s electricity generation, about 32%, and natural gas-fired generation exceeded nuclear power's contribution for a second year in a row and rose to 30%.
  • In 2019, renewable resources provided more than 8% of Michigan's electricity net generation, with 60% of that provided by wind. Michigan ranks 15th among the states in wind-powered electricity generation.
  • In 2018, Michigan was among the top five states in residential sector petroleum use and had the largest residential sector hydrocarbon gas liquids (mostly propane) consumption in the nation.
  • Michigan’s largest hydroelectric facility is the Ludington pumped-storage plant on the shores of Lake Michigan on the Lower Peninsula. With a nameplate generating capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts, it is one of the largest pumped storage power plants in the world.

Last Updated: June 18, 2020

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