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.