- Agriculture & Rural Communities Energy Roadmap
The State of Michigan, through the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), is offering a grant to an organization to analyze the effectiveness of current energy policies and programs for Michigan’s agriculture and rural communities. The purpose of this solicitation is to create an agriculture and rural communities energy roadmap to inform policy makers of recommended policies and programs that encourage energy waste reduction and renewable energy.
- State Energy Program Planning Request-for-Information
The Michigan Energy Office seeks comment on potential programs for the upcoming year to promote innovative energy waste reduction (EWR) and renewable energy (RE) technologies. These programs may include the following:
- Energy policy coordination and advocacy;
- Advocacy for integrating EWR and RE into local government planning; and
- Incentives, education, and outreach for areas such as buildings, communities, industry, transportation, and education.
- Event Sponsorship Assistance
The Michigan Agency for Energy, through the Energy Office is offering financial assistance for workshops, conferences, or other events that increase awareness of energy waste reduction and/or renewable energy technologies, applications, opportunities, and best practices in the state of Michigan.
- Electric Vehicle Charger Optimization Project RFP
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), through the Michigan Energy Office (MEO), is offering a grant to develop a plan for optimized electric vehicle (EV) charger placement along Michigan highways to support bus, freight, and emergency vehicle traffic. Previous projects have explored the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in Michigan and elsewhere. However, due to simplifying assumptions and potentially a lack of awareness of activities that may be planned or ongoing, these studies many times do not provide an implementable plan of action. This project will develop an optimized plan using realistic constraints and assumptions to inform EV charging infrastructure implementation within Michigan.
- Michigan Clean Energy Business Development Pilot RFP
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), through the Michigan Energy Office (MEO), is offering a matching grant for a 501(c)(3) organization to directly assist individuals and small businesses in Michigan develop and bring to market clean energy technologies and products. Emphasis should be given to achieving energy waste reduction in manufacturing processes and new production of innovative energy waste reduction equipment and components. The assistance must be cost effective, take into consideration the environmental impacts of product production, and strive to be environmentally sustainable. Assisted businesses must have less than ten (10) full time or equivalent employees.
- Upper Peninsula Energy Waste Reduction Plan - Education and Outreach
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) through the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering a grant to support education and outreach for a community based common Energy Waste Reduction Plan for the Upper Peninsula. Energy waste reduction (EWR), as defined in Public Act 342 of 2016, includes energy efficiency, load management, and energy conservation. Proposed projects should be not be duplicative of past or current EWR efforts.
- Upper Peninsula Energy Waste Reduction Plan - Facilitation
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) through the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering a grant to facilitate a series of meetings on a common Energy Waste Reduction Plan for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The participants will include the Michigan Agency for Energy, Michigan Public Service Commission, the Upper Peninsula Energy Collaborative, the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress, and a select group of interested parties to seek input on a common Energy Waste Reduction Plan for the Upper Peninsula. Energy waste reduction (EWR), as defined in Public Act 342 of 2016, includes energy efficiency, load management, and energy conservation. Proposed projects should not be duplicative of past or current EWR efforts.
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), through the Michigan Energy Office (Energy Office), is offering small businesses, currently located in Michigan, loans for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy project implementation. This effort is directed at businesses that are seeking to upgrade and/or install clean energy technologies. One million five hundred thousand dollars ($1.5M) in loan funds are available for eligible projects. Loan requests should be between $50,000-350,000, and limited to supplies, materials and equipment costs only. (Click for details)