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Sources: Ann Arbor, MI

Coal fire energy is how most of Ann Arbor residents receive their electricity. 4 of the 10 power plants in Michigan are coal fire. There are also 3 nuclear power plants in the state that make up nearly 30% of electricity generation. Ann Arbor and most of the other large cities in Michigan is located in the lower peninsula where 75% of the energy generation occurs in the state. Natural gas is growing rapidly in the Michigan and has doubled in generation over the last decade. Most of Ann Arbor’s renewable energy comes from the 24 wind farms across the state. For more information on Ann Arbor’s energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Coal is the main source of electricity generation with half of Ann Arbor residents using it as their main source of electricity
    • Natural gas has doubled in the last decade and should continue to grow for the foreseeable future
    • 75% of the energy generated in the state comes from the lower peninsula
    • 3 nuclear power plants supply nearly 30% of the electricity generation


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