• MAE heads down to the farm in energy outreach to agriculture community


    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:

    Solar Panels on a barn

    Also, check out the updated consumer rules that give farmers the same protections and benefits as other nonresidential electric and natural gas customers.

  • Michigan Agency for Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader to step down

    MAE Director Valerie Brader

    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