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Energy Waste Reduction
Energy Waste Reduction
Public Act 342, known as the Clean and Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act, amends Michigan’s 2008 energy law, Act 295.
Public Acts 341 and 342 of 2016 updated portions of the gas and electric provider energy efficiency programs (formerly known as energy optimization programs and now referred to as energy waste reduction programs) and created new requirements. For electric and gas providers, the law requires continued annual energy savings reductions, based on total annual retail sales of the prior year, of 1% per year for electric providers and 0.75% per year for gas providers.
Self-Directed EWR Plan
Some commercial and industrial customers may be eligible to create and implement a "self-direct" energy waste reduction plan.
Energy Waste Reduction Service Companies
A company that desires to become an EWRSC shall submit an application to the MPSC.
Michigan Energy Measures Database
The MEMD is a basis for development of initial energy efficiency savings calculations and potential savings for energy efficiency programs.
Michigan Behavior Resource Manual
The BRM provides the basis for energy efficiency programs designed to achieve energy savings by motivating customers to adopt behaviors that result in more efficient energy consumption.
2021 Energy Waste Reduction and Demand Response Statewide Potential Study
Public Act 341 of 2016 requires the Michigan Public Service Commission to periodically conduct Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) and Demand Response (DR) potential studies to support modeling scenarios and assumptions used by electric utilities in Integrated Resource Plans filed before the MPSC.
Low Income Workgroup
The Low Income Workgroup is collaboratively working to identify and address low income specific energy issues, energy waste reduction measures, and create new initiatives that can reduce the cost of the energy burden on Michigan's low income energy consumers and communities. With the goal of connecting and combining the expertise, experience, and perspectives of the participating groups, the workgroup is attempting to bridge gaps between program offerings, facilitate more complete delivery of energy efficiency programs, and seek opportunities to better serve low income single family residences and multifamily buildings.
Energy Waste Reduction Collaborative
The goal of the Energy Waste Reduction collaborative is to make recommendations for improving energy waste reduction plans for energy providers, provide program evaluation and support, and promote economic development and job creation in Michigan by connecting Michigan manufacturers, suppliers and vendors with energy waste reduction programs.