• With support from MAE, the Grand Rapids 2030 District holding two events, launching one pilot program to help organizations reduce energy waste

    With support from the Michigan Energy Office, the Grand Rapids 2030 District (GR2030) has announced two upcoming events planned to help cut energy waste and its Small Business Energy Assistance Program pilot program, for which it is seeking applicants.

    The two events are open to both GR2030 members and non-members. Registration is required.

    The pilot program is open to West Michigan small businesses, non-profits, houses of worship, multi-family and educational institutions to lower their monthly utility costs.

    The 2030 District designation is given to cities that commit to reducing by 50 percent energy and water use, as well as transport emissions, by 2030.


    Navigating Building Audits

    Feb. 20, 2018
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewery
    Grand Rapids
    Register here.


    Harnessing Building Controls

    March 13, 2018
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The Centennial Room – Founders Brewing Company
    Grand Rapids
    Register here.




    Click here for more details about the Small Business Energy Assistance Program.

  • Snyder names Armstrong Acting Director at MAE

    MAE Director Anne Armstrong

    Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Anne Armstrong Cusack will serve as Acting Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) following the departure of Valerie Brader.

    “Anne is an incredibly motivated individual who leads by example and is well-known for finding great solutions to tough issues,” Snyder said. “I’m pleased to have someone who is so dedicated to public service take the helm at the Michigan Agency for Energy and work toward further solutions that improve our energy future in efficient and affordable ways.”

    MAE’s executive director serves as the chief advisor to the governor and other state departments on energy policies and programs.

    Brader left to return to private law practice.

    Read the press release.


    MAE, MPSC earn ENERGY STAR certification award

    The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today announced that its leased office building in Lansing has earned the respected ENERGY STAR certification, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to buildings that meet strict energy waste reduction standards.

    The ENERGY STAR designation is open to commercial buildings, industrial plants and other buildings. Click here for information on how to apply for certification.

Michigan Agency for Energy