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.
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.
They’d love to see you and answer your question. Look for the Michigan Agency for Energy table.
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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:
- Customer Assistance
- Energy Security
- Energy Reliability
- Energy Policy and Expertise
- Innovation and Best Practices
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.
Michigan communities have until May 31 to take the Michigan Green Communities (MGC) Challenge, a contest that measures communities’ progress toward meeting their current and future energy needs. More:
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