Wolverine Power Cooperative announced it is ending development of the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture (WCEV) near Rogers City. Proposed in 2006, the WCEV was comprised of a baseload power plant and wind turbine farm.

“I am very proud of our efforts on the WCEV,” said Eric D. Baker, president and chief executive officer of Wolverine. “The WCEV project team worked diligently to develop a proposed state-of-the-art power plant to serve our members efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“I would also like to express my sincere thanks to the Rogers City community and our member-cooperatives for their support of the WCEV,” Baker said. “The Rogers City site is an excellent location for a generating facility and would have greatly improved electric reliability in northern Michigan.”

In keeping with its mission to provide outstanding service to members, Baker noted that Wolverine will continue to seek reliable, competitively priced power supply encompassing a mix of fuels and business partners.

Headquartered in Cadillac, Mich., Wolverine is owned by and supplies wholesale electric power to Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, Spartan Renewable Energy and Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative.