The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) this year will focus on helping farmers cut their energy costs.
Michigan farmers, such as the Greens in the video above, have benefitted from renewable energy and energy waste reduction programs. But, there are more opportunities to save.
Our External Affairs staff will be at these agriculture-related events in January and February to answer questions and direct farmers to programs that can help them reduce energy usage and bills.
- NW Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show
Jan. 16 and 17, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Williamsburg
- Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
Jan. 26 and 27, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Williamsburg
- Michigan Family Farms Conference
Feb. 3, 6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo
To help farmers decide which energy-saving opportunities are right for them, MAE is co-sponsoring two webinars:
- Agriculture Solar Electric Investment Analysis kicks off Jan. 18.
- Power Michigan Agriculture starts Jan. 25 will feature farmers who have implemented renewable energy and energy waste reduction projects on their farms.
Also, check out the updated consumer rules that give farmers the same protections and benefits as other nonresidential electric and natural gas customers.
- NW Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show
Michigan Agency for Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader to step down
On January 9th, 2018, Gov. Rick Snyder announced a restructuring of the Michigan Agency for Energy and the Michigan Public Service Commission as well as a change in the chair of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board as MAE Executive Director Valerie Brader said she will resign from the administration effective Feb. 10.
MAE Deputy Director Madhu Anderson will serve as the agency’s acting executive director after Brader’s departure. Keith Creagh, director of the Department of Natural Resources, will assume Brader’s co-chair position on the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board.
“Valerie has done an outstanding job leading the Michigan Agency for Energy and guiding state policy to ensure a stronger energy future for Michigan,” Snyder said.
Read the press release.
Read Snyder’s Executive Order.
MAE, MPSC earn ENERGY STAR certification award
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today announced that its leased office building in Lansing has earned the respected ENERGY STAR certification, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to buildings that meet strict energy waste reduction standards.
The ENERGY STAR designation is open to commercial buildings, industrial plants and other buildings. Click here for information on how to apply for certification.
Michigan Agency for Energy
The Michigan Agency for Energy’s (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan. Our work focuses on several areas:
For more information on the LED rebate program and energy waste reduction in wastewater treatment, contact Jake Wilkinson at WilkinsonJ8@michigan.gov.
- Report To The Legislature
Review of Policies Relating to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Industrial Sources and the Use and Sequestration of Captured Carbon Dioxide in Enhanced Oil Recovery.
- The Michigan Energy Office has issued a Request for Information for new programs
- Electrify America - A Partnership with Michigan
Michigan partners join forces to submit an integrated vision for electric vehicle infrastructure and mobility support in response to the Volkswagen Group of America’s Electrify America RFP.
- State, Michigan Tech sign contract for Line 5 risk analysis
- Federal funds now available to supplement state heating assistance
- Michigan Agency for Energy, Michigan Public Service Commission earn ENERGY STAR certification award for 2017
- Enbridge temporarily stops flow in Line 5 due to inclement weather in accordance with agreement with State
- State hires 2 pipeline experts as part of Enbridge study team
- Public feedback sessions on final Line 5 Alternatives Analysis begin Wednesday