• MAE offers tips on how to Be SummerWise to cut summer energy use, bills

    Summer is here, and the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) is urging Michiganders to Be SummerWise about their energy use as temperatures climb.

    “There are many practical ways to cut your energy usage while also staying cool in the summer months,” said Anne Armstrong Cusack, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy. “If everyone does just a little bit it will to make a big difference in demand for power, lessening the strain on utilities to meet high demand on the hottest days.”

    Moderating usage will be important as demand for electricity is expected to increase in Michigan, according to MAE’s Summer Energy Appraisal. Even if the weather is near normal for the summer, electricity usage is expected to rise about 1.5 percent compared to a year ago. The report foresees residential electricity usage increasing 2.7 percent, with industrial sector usage up 1.5 percent and commercial usage up 0.6 percent.

    4 tips to Beat the Heat

    Michigan Agency for Energy has established the Farm Tap Appliance Rebate program

    The Michigan Agency for Energy has established the Farm Tap Appliance Rebate program to encourage homeowners who get natural gas from a “farm tap” to switch to another fuel such as utility-supplied natural gas, propane or wood pellets.

    Eligible home/property owners could be eligible for up to $1,500 in appliance rebates.  Appliances eligible for the rebate include range ovens, hot water heaters, furnace, clothes dryer, and smart devices, such as thermostats.

    To apply click here.

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  • Staff from the Michigan Agency for Energy will be at community events during the month of July

    They’d love to see you and answer your question. Look for the Michigan Agency for Energy table.

    MI Energy table

    July 10 

    Eastern Market/Market Tuesdays
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    2934 Russell St.
    Detroit, MI 48207

    July 11
    IRP Meeting
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Grand Valley State University/Eberhard Center
    301 Fulton W
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    July 13
    DTE Customer Assistance Day
    Life Application Ministries
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    31601 Schoenherr
    Warren, MI 48088

    Full event List

Michigan Agency for Energy