Business leaders, regulators, energy experts and more gather for 7th annual Michigan EIBC Annual Member Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Business leaders, regulators, energy experts and more gather for 7th annual Michigan EIBC Annual Member Meeting

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council  (EIBC) held its 7th Annual Member Meeting at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on Tuesday. The sold-out, full-day conference provided more than 250 utility company representatives, clean energy business leaders, lawmakers, regulators and more with an opportunity to learn about innovations in advanced energy and discuss the latest policy developments in Michigan and beyond.

“As major Michigan utility companies plan for the future and Michigan’s advanced energy sector continues to grow, there is a lot to be excited for in 2019 and beyond in Michigan,” said Laura Sherman, president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. “We are proud to be the leading trade association on the forefront of the rapidly expanding advanced energy sector and we are happy to facilitate collaboration among Michigan’s advanced energy businesses, from electric vehicle charging companies to renewable energy developers and more.”

The event included panel discussions with experts and advanced energy leaders on topics ranging from mobility, to energy efficiency and regulatory challenges. Michigan Public Service Commissioner Dan Scripps and Director of the new Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Liesl Clark kicked off the panels with the President’s Power Chat, moderated by Laura Sherman.

Vince Faherty, Head of Northeast and Midwest Energy Partnerships at Google, delivered the keynote address on how Google hardware products and services are increasing energy efficiency and improving end-user experiences.

The event concluded with a panel moderated by Institute for Energy Innovation Board Member and President and CEO of NextEnergy, Jim Saber on the intersection. Panelists Chairman Joe Bellino, Representative Mallory McMorrow, Governor Whitmer’s Policy Advisor, Judd Herzer, and Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President for Mobility, Supply Chain, and Trade at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation discussed the intersection between transportation electrification and the future of mobility in Michigan.

More information about the event and a full list of panels and speakers, click here.



The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) is a business trade association representing companies in Michigan’s growing advanced energy sector.  Michigan EIBC’s mission is to grow Michigan’s advanced energy economy by fostering opportunities for innovation and business growth and offering a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry in Michigan.

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