24 May '11, 2am

Michigan to Grid Operator: We Prefer to Generate Our Own Renewable Energy: ...This would happen even though Mich...

Michigan to Grid Operator: We Prefer to Generate Our Own Renewable Energy: ...This would happen even though Mich...

The large transmission authority serving the upper midwest – the Midwest Independent System Operator – has plans for new high-voltage transmission lines leading from windy states like the Dakotas to places like Michigan. The purpose is to bring renewable energy from big western wind farms to places East. Some of these places – like Michigan – would rather do it themselves : Michigan's share of $16 billion worth of [high-voltage transmission] projects would be about $640 million annually. And most of these funds would be sent out of the state. ...This would happen even though Michigan already has its own state law requiring that 10 percent of its power must be generated using alternative sources by 2015. And all of that renewable-source energy must be generated within Michigan — which means electricity consumers likely won't be buying or using power generated in other state...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/05...

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