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About the Agency

ABOUT THE AGENCY

  • About the Agency

    The Michigan Agency for Energy's (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan. The MAE's work focuses on several areas:

    Energy Security – Being prepared for an energy emergency or outage helps to keep our families safe and warm and our transportation running, as well as maintaining operations for Michigan’s businesses.  MAE is primarily responsible for recommending declarations of energy emergencies to the governor, and also partners with a number of agencies, including the Michigan State Police, to respond to all emergencies that have energy-related components.

    Energy Reliability – Keeping our state’s energy needs met for both residents and businesses is important to our state’s economy.  We also need to make sure Michigan is only being charged our fair share of those expenses.  MAE advocates for Michigan, often in collaboration with the Michigan Public Service Commission, to ensure we have the energy we need when we need it at a fair price.

    Energy Policy and Expertise – Decision-makers need to understand the energy landscape and have access to important facts and figures about energy supplies and trends when they are evaluating new energy policies.  The MAE monitors the energy industry along with regional and national trends and can be called on to provide background and expertise for energy policymakers.

    Innovation and Best Practices – Finding new ways to reduce energy waste, protect the environment, and produce cleaner energy is good for the state’s future.  MAE manages state and federal grant programs to encourage investment in new technologies to make our energy future more affordable and sustainable.

    Regional Cooperation – The Agency plays a critical role in collaborating with regional and federal stakeholders on energy issues that stretch beyond Michigan’s borders. MAE participates in regional energy market stakeholder processes and in federal cases to advocate for policies to improve the reliability, security and affordability of energy in Michigan.

Director's Biography

Director Anne Armstrong Cusack

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Director Anne Armstrong Cusack

  • Executive Director Ann Armstrong Cusack

    Anne Armstrong Cusack, of Grand Rapids, previously served as associate director of the Office of Urban Initiatives, working in West and Southwest Michigan as a community liaison. In this role she helped facilitate increased access to transportation and affordable housing, fostered environmental initiatives and economic development, and worked to improve relationships between various communities and local law enforcement.

    Armstrong previously chaired the Michigan Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity, worked at the Michigan Department of Community Health and at Voluntary Hospitals of America, and served as a policy advisor to former Gov. John Engler, helping to design the award-winning Great Lakes Recycling Cooperative.

    Armstrong holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Programs

Michigan Energy Office

  • The Michigan Energy Office is committed to promoting healthy communities, economic growth, and environmental sustainability through energy waste reduction (EWR) and renewable energy (RE).  We engage stakeholders to inform and develop Michigan's energy future, participate in lead-by-example initiatives, and support energy literacy to develop a vibrant energy workforce.

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Energy Security

  • Being prepared for an energy emergency or outage helps to keep Michigan families safe and warm and transportation running, as well as maintaining operations for Michigan’s businesses.  MAE is primarily responsible for recommending declarations of energy emergencies to the governor, and also partners with a number of agencies, including the Michigan state police, to respond to all emergencies that have energy-related components.

Learn More about Energy Security

Contact Information

  • MICHIGAN AGENCY FOR ENERGY

    Organizational Details
    Executive Director: Anne Armstrong

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    State of Michigan Online Directory

    Mailing Address
    Michigan Agency for Energy
    PO Box 30221
    Lansing, MI 48909


     

    Contact Information
    Tel: 517-284-8330
    Fax: 517-284-8334

    Staff Phone List

    Street Address
    Michigan Agency for Energy
    7109 W. Saginaw Highway
    Lansing, MI 48917

    If you need to speak with someone at the Michigan Agency for Energy, please call the contact number during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5 pm, Eastern Time).
    The office is closed during State Holidays.

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