Energy Services can help agribusinesses, farms, rural small businesses save energy

October 6, 2020

Energy Efficiency Day is Wednesday, and it highlights the benefits of energy waste reduction. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Energy Services has numerous energy-saving grant programs. EGLE will feature energy efficiency tips and program information every day this week.

Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day. Share your tips and information on social media using the hashtag #EEDay2020.

Today’s Energy Efficiency Tip

Scheduling an energy audit of your farm or agribusiness will help to identify areas where you can make investments or retrofits that will save you money. An energy audit by your local utility or a certified independent professional will highlight areas where you can realize cost savings and cut your energy usage.

Today’s Featured Energy Services Funding Opportunity

If you run a farm, agribusiness or are a small business in a rural community in Michigan, Energy Services’ Agriculture and Rural Communities Energy Incentive Program offers rebates for energy audits and assessments. The maximum grant is $25,000 per applicant for focus areas and $15,000 for all others. Other areas the grants will cover include benchmarking, ASHRAE Level I or II audits, energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy projects, training, workshops and updating plans/ordinances to include energy.

Here to Help

Energy Services is committed to promoting healthy communities, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy efficiency and renewable energy. We support individuals, businesses and communities by providing educational awareness as well as technical, financial and referral assistance. Energy Services offers a variety of programs each year to catalyze growth and jumpstart Michigan entities in reaching their own energy goals.

For more information on small manufacturers grants

Contact Jake Wilkinson,, 517-290-7995.

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