While some regions of Michigan were losing power during our recent heatwave, others were setting multiple all-time usage records thanks to the heat.

Wolverine Power Cooperative is made up of several groups in Michigan. The groups combined to break their all-time peak record on Saturday, June 30. The electricity usage on that day broke a five-year-old record, but there was more to come. Another new record was set on Sunday, July 1. The record was broke again on Tuesday, July 3.

Wolverine Power Cooperative includes several power plants and service centers which are located in northern lower Michigan and serve those across the region including the areas of Cadillac, Gaylord and Grand Traverse County.

Considering the power outages in other parts of Michigan and the approaching holiday, the population in the region was likely much higher than usual as people headed for their cottages or cabins to either find power or begin a long 4th of July vacation. That combined with the heat helped lead to record power usage numbers.

Wolverine Power Cooperative includes Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy & Communications, and Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op.