100% Renewables by 2025
Our goal is to achieve 100% of electrical energy use from renewable sources by 2025. Of the electricity we use, 34% comes from renewable energy sources. In 2018, our renewable energy came from multiple sources:
Renewable Energy Credits - 26% of total electricity
We purchase 16.6 million kWh each year from Consumers Energy as part of the Green Generations Program. The electricity generated for this program is made up of roughly 70% wind and 30% biomass. These purchases are considered Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
Utility Renewable Portfolio - 8% of total electricity
Oak Industrial Solar Array - 0.02% of total electricity
In 2012, the City installed a solar array of 429 solar panels on our water building at Oak Industrial Drive. In 2018, the array produced 119,728 kWh. Explore the real time energy generated by our array by following the link below.
Oak Industrial Solar Dashboard
Water Resource Recovery Facility Biodigestion - Future
In 2017, the City broke ground on a biodigester system at our Water Resource Recover Facility (WRRF). The biodigester will produce electricity to power and heat WRRF buildings and operations.
WRRF Biodigestion Program