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Michigan Energy Snapshot


  • Michigan has 44 natural gas storage fields with almost 1.1 trillion cubic feet of underground storage capacity, and this is more than any other state.
  • In 2020, natural gas generated the largest amount of Michigan’s electricity for the first time, passing coal, which fell to third after nuclear power. Natural gas accounted for 33% of the state’s net generation and coal’s share declined to 27%.
  • Renewables provided about 11% of Michigan’s electricity net generation in 2020, and wind energy accounted for three-fifths of that power. Michigan ranks among the top 15 states in wind-powered electricity generation.
  • In 2019, Michigan was among the top five states in residential sector petroleum use and had the largest residential sector 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. It is one of the largest pumped storage power plants in the world, with a nameplate generating capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts.
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This beta project integrates information from EIA’s State Energy Profiles and other existing products. See State Energy Profiles to view data, analysis, maps, and rankings in EIA’s previous format.

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