Disruptive Challenges in the Michigan Energy Market

The United States stands at a crossroads with regards to its energy future. New technologies, new policy mechanisms, new sources of energy, and outmoded delivery systems, as well as the increasing awareness of the need for reliable, affordable and cleaner energy, are posing additional challenges for state energy infrastructures.

To help chart this future, six organizations (the Erb Institute, 5 Lakes Energy, Growth Capital Network, the Institute for Energy Innovation, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Next Energy) co-hosted the Energy Futures Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on June 26, 2013. The conference brought together experts from a variety of fields across sectors to consider the question of how disruptive challenges in the electric market will impact Michigan’s future energy decisions.

For a white paper summary of the conference, slides, and recordings of the presentations, go here.