Can We Have a Conversation?

Now is the time to have a serious conversation about the future of Michigan’s energy system. In response to a projected shortfall in reserve capacity that may be as large as three gigawatts, the Michigan Public Service Commissioned has opened a “capacity” docket. Consumers Energy and DTE will be submitting information on February 17, 2015 explaining how they intend to deal with the projected shortfall. Michigan can learn from other states that are focusing on demand management and distributed energy resources as being the most efficient and cost-effective means of balancing supply with demand. They are reforming their energy vision and rethinking their power systems through planning collaboratives that assess emerging energy technologies and services, examine future trends, and bring the best energy expertise to the table.

Michigan Energy Policy: Looking backward and looking forward.

2015 will be a watershed year for energy policy in Michigan – and few states will be watched as carefully by energy policy experts and interested observers.  The expiration of Michigan’s “10 x 2015” renewable energy mandate is framed by accelerating changes in energy markets, new federal regulatory requirements, the proliferation of disruptive new technologies …

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Michigan EIBC Honors Advanced Energy Leaders – Skip Pruss

  November 13, 2014 LANSING –The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), an advanced energy business association, last night honored Michigan advanced energy companies at the second annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala. The business awards included three categories: business of the year; emerging company of the year; and employer of the year. The winners included: Business of …

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MI Energy Innovators Award Gala – Nov 12th

Join Michigan EIBC for their second annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Wednesday, November 12 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available here. Now in its second year, Michigan EIBC’s Energy Innovators Gala honors Michigan energy companies and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to Michigan’s advanced energy …

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Michigan Energy Futures II

Did you miss the Michigan Energy Futures II conference on September 9th at UM? You can watch the recordings of the day here: http://erb.umich.edu/blog/2014/08/11/sept-9-michigan-energy-futures-conference-ii/?utm_source=Erb+Institute&utm_campaign=c14de96b39-Michigan_Energy_Futures_Thank_You_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b9168ce5f1-c14de96b39-266960661  http://rossmedia.bus.umich.edu/rossmedia/Play/80aa6814a0ad46bb9e9cfb43eb26f76a1d

The Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day

Promoting Michigan’s Energy Efficiency Industry The Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day will be two concurrent events promoting Michigan’s energy efficiency industry to the public, legislators and policy makers. PLAN TO ATTEND!! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Lansing, MI ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO – (8:30am – 2:00pm) This Expo will provide exhibitors a chance to tell their story and further …

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Solar Powering Michigan September 12th

Join us Friday, September 12th, 2014 for Solar Powering Michigan at Northwestern Michigan College’s Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City, Michigan. BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER Solar Powering Michigan will engage utilities, policy makers, lenders, developers & contractors, local governments, and training & workforce development professionals to help them define opportunities in the solar market and access resources and …

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