Community Energy Management
A Community Energy Manager is an individual or service provider that helps municipal leaders and staff reduce energy waste through development and implementation of sound local energy policies that foster creation of a local Energy Plan and effective management of municipality energy management programs. CEMs are also the local champion and information resource for other energy projects/programs within the community.
Michigan local governments with a Community Energy Manager are well-positioned to proactively plan for and implement strategic energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related sustainability investments and respond to opportunities in these areas. This results in greater potential for energy waste reduction, monetary savings from reduced operating costs, local economic activity, and positions local governments as leaders-by-example for residents, businesses, and other organizations within the broader community.
The Michigan Energy Office partnered with several organizations and local government stakeholders over the course of 2015 to develop the following CEM Best Practices & related documents. We are currently inviting additional feedback on the program and documents from communities and interested organizations, and expect to receive continued input over the next year as communities work through the best practices on a pilot basis in Phase 2 of the CEM effort. To review the most recent documents, please see the following links:
CEM Sample Position Description www.michigan.gov/documents/energy/MEO_CEM_Position_Description_505894_7.docx