Wind Power– Can it make sense in Michigan ? . Tom Hewson Energy Ventures Analysis Inc Arlington Virginia [email protected] March 2003. Michigan Wind Power Overview.
Existing Wind Capacity is Highly Concentrated 6 States* account for 88% of existing capacity5 States accounted for 98% of 2000 wind generationWind power supplied only 0.15% of US 2000 power output that is far less than the output of Michigan’s Monroe station
US Wind Resources-The higher the wind class, the lower the projected production costDOE’s NEMS Model considers Class 4 or higher winds needed