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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.

Self Directed EWR Plans

Energy Waste Reduction Service Companies

A company that desires to become an EWRSC shall submit an application to the MPSC.

EWR Service Companies

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 Energy Measures Database

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.

Michigan Behavior Resource Manual

EWR Workgroups

Energy Waste Reduction Standards and Plans

Public Act 229 establishes new Energy Waste Reduction targets for Electric and Natural gas providers and requires the filing of new customer energy optimization plans beginning January 1, 2025 which are to include energy waste reduction plans as well as optional efficient electrification measures plans. By July 1, 2024, the Commission must commence a proceeding to adopt a framework for the updated energy waste reduction programs of the independent program administrator, Efficiency United, and establish an Alternative Compliance Payment.
Energy Waste Reduction Standards and Plans

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.

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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.

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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.

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