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Wolverine Power Cooperative Receives the U.S. DOE 2008 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award

A photo of Brian Conner, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, (left) presents the 2008 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award to Eric Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Power Cooperative (right) at the NRECA 2009 Tech Advantage
Conference in New Orleans.

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Brian Conner, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, (left) presents the 2008 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award to Eric Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Power Cooperative (right) at the NRECA 2009 Tech Advantage Conference in New Orleans.

Wolverine Power Cooperative Receives the U.S. DOE 2008 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award

Date: 2/14/2009

Location: MI

Wolverine Power Cooperative received the 2008 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award on February 14, 2009, for its role in bringing Michigan's first commercial wind farm online. The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, the Wind Powering America program, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association sponsor the annual award to recognize electric cooperative pioneers and leaders. A panel of wind industry, government, national laboratory, and electric cooperative experts select the winner.

Wolverine Power Cooperative purchases and sells electricity from the Harvest Wind Farm project, a 52.8-megawatt wind farm in Huron County.

According to Randy Manion, Renewable Resource Program Manager at Western Area Power Administration, the Harvest Wind Farm project deserves recognition at the national level.

"Overcoming significant barriers associated with your first $94 million wind project demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment from Wolverine directors, management, and project partners," Manion said in correspondence to Wolverine Power executives.

This information was last updated on February 14, 2009