The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has named Robert Jackson as Energy Ombudsman. As ombudsman, Jackson will be the contact for small businesses and individuals in Michigan looking to resolve energy issues, problems or disputes.
He also will monitor issues such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and on-bill financing to keep stakeholders apprised of developments by regulatory entities.
Regular meetings with businesses and individuals will be scheduled to share information and developments pertaining to energy issues, policies, and administrative processes. Jackson is an Assistant Division Director in the Materials Management Division at EGLE.
The Task Force was created by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to assess the Upper Peninsula’s overall energy needs and how those needs are being met, including propane, and to formulate solutions and alternatives. A final report is due to Gov. Whitmer in March 2021.
Energy Services provides incentives for energy related projects. Sponsorships, rebates, grants and loans encourage cost effective energy upgrades for communities, K-12 public schools, manufacturing, agriculture, rural business sectors, and other public entities.
The Michigan Agency for Energy works closely with regional and federal stakeholders on issues that are important to Michigan's energy security and future. Among our partners:
The building that houses the Michigan Agency for Energy and the Michigan Public Service Commission has earned the respected ENERGY STAR certification, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to buildings that meet strict energy waste reduction standards.
The Michigan Agency for Energy, at the request of the state Legislature, organized a collaborative discussion with state and national stakeholders on the potential to integrate energy storage into Michigan’s electric market.
Building operator certification classes will be offered in Kalamazoo, Flint, Escanaba and Okemos classes this year. Learn more about the $400 discount offered by the Michigan Agency for Energy.
Review of Policies Relating to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Industrial Sources and the Use and Sequestration of Captured Carbon Dioxide in Enhanced Oil Recovery.