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Welcome to the Michigan Energy Office
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy resource development to Michigan's residents, businesses, and public institutions.

For a brief overview of our mission and programs, please click here.

Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits Request for Proposals Now Available The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is seeking through this grant award to fund energy efficiency retrofit projects in commercial buildings that are owned by small businesses and private non-profit organizations. The purpose of this grant assistance is to encourage cost-effective energy upgrades that reduce operating costs for building owners, support local job creation, and free up capital to re-invest in these businesses over the long term.

Michigan Community Solar Guidebook Now Available PDF icon The report, "A Guidebook for Community Solar Programs in Michigan Communities" is now available.  The information, tools, and resources contained in this guidebook provide a basic framework for Community Solar in Michigan. This report is intended to assist a variety of groups in understanding the options available and the steps necessary to plan and implement successful Community Solar projects.

Public Process for Informing Michigan's Energy Future ContinuesRecently, a series of forums was held around the state, in an effort to gather public input regarding Michigan's energy future. Topics included renewable energy, energy efficiency, the regulatory structure for electricity, and other energy topics. Questions, comments, and any follow-up information regarding this process will be posted at

Governor Snyder will rely on this information when making his comprehensive recommendations regarding Michigan's energy future in December of 2013. This process will enable policy makers to implement new decisions about our energy framework that will enhance Michigan's adaptability, reliability, affordability and environment.

Taxpayer Relief Act Fact Sheet PDF icon

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
Important Links: - MI Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) 

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Program
Tax Incentives
Additional Community Energy Efficiency Financing Opportunities & Resources PDF icon An overview of opportunities and resources for energy efficiency financing that may be available to Michigan communities.
Michigan Advanced Lighting Technology Directory PDF icon The above is a link to a directory of companies that make, assemble, distribute, design strategies for use, and install the grant eligible lighting systems for Michigan. Further information regarding the Michigan Advanced Lighting Technology Directory can be found below.
County Allocations List for the Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Program PDF icon The following Michigan counties and cities were notified of their federally funded bond allocations for their potential use in promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, green communities, energy related pilot projects/education/promotion and more. Please see the following list and see if your community is included based upon the population based federal formula used. If so, please contact your local governmental administrative offices and see if they plan to utilize any or all of their funding allocation.

Michigan Biomass Energy Program   
Clean Cities Program   
Green Lodging Program   
Green Venues Program 
Rebuild Michigan Program   

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Michigan Energy Demonstration Centers The Michigan Energy Office currently supports eight "Michigan Energy Demonstration Centers" located throughout the State. The Michigan Energy Demonstration Centers promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building and sustainable living solutions for Michigan residents and businesses.

More about the Michigan Energy Office
About UsProgram activities are designed to encourage the use of new technologies and alternative fuels in buildings, industrial processes, vehicles and in power generation. Program objectives are advanced through a variety of services, including information dissemination, technical assistance, financial assistance and demonstration projects. The primary funding source for Michigan Energy Office (MEO) activities is the U.S. Department of Energy. The MEO operates within the Michigan Strategic Fund, a unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

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