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Sources: Lansing, MI

Lansing residents rely on coal as their main source of electricity. About half of the residents use coal and another 30% use nuclear energy to heat their homes in the winter. However, natural gas usage has doubled in the last ten years and is planned to keep growing in the foreseeable future. 7 out of the 10 power plants in MI are coal or nuclear plants and most are located in the lower peninsula where the majority of the population lives. Wind energy surpassed biomass in 2013 as the most generated renewable energy source. For more information on Lansing energy usage, see the graph below.

Sources for Lansing, MI

Lansing, 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 Lansing 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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