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Utility Regulation During the Pandemic, April Jobs Report

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), the business voice for advanced energy in Michigan. Here’s what’s new this week: Michigan EIBC Submits Comments On Utility Regulation During the Pandemic In new comments filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), Michigan EIBC and Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) call upon state regulators to increase flexibility in order to adapt to the COVID-19…

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Steps To Restore Jobs And Growth, Manufacturing Work To Resume

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), the business voice for advanced energy in Michigan. Here’s what’s new this week: Michigan EIBC Lays Out Steps to Position Advanced Energy As A Pillar Of The Economic Recovery Today Michigan EIBC is releasing “Supporting the Advanced Energy Industry during the COVID-19 Crisis,” a set of recommendations for how to limit job losses and restore…

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Renewable Project Construction To Resume, Fair Interconnection Rules and More

  Gov. Whitmer Reopens Construction Projects, Including Renewables Construction on renewable energy projects like utility-scale solar facilities, residential and commercial rooftop solar arrays, wind power facilities, battery storage installations and energy efficiency contract work such as HVAC upgrades can resume with precautions, including social distancing guidelines, starting on May 7, according to Gov. Whitmer’s executive order announced May 1. The order includes these projects as part of the broader construction industry, which can…

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Advanced Energy Manufacturing, DTE’s Renewable Energy Plan and More

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), the business voice for advanced energy in Michigan. Here’s what’s new this week: Article Shows Critical Role of Advanced Energy Manufacturing Everyone is talking about the value of domestic manufacturing in the midst of the pandemic, so Michigan EIBC wanted to bring attention to its members engaged in manufacturing, and provide the background on how…

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Notarizing Contracts with Social Distancing, MPSC Order on COVID-19 and More

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), the business voice for advanced energy in Michigan. Here’s what’s new this week: Executive Order Helps Companies Sign Contracts Virtually Gov. Whitmer recently signed an executive order clarifying that virtual notarization and e-signatures can go forward, giving many project developers more confidence that they can complete contracts while maintaining social distance. This is a great example of…

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Advanced Energy On the Ground: Michigan EIBC In-Person Tours Postponed But Will Return When Safe To Do So

Michigan has a fascinating array of companies working in innovative energy technologies: hubs for electric vehicles and automated vehicles of the future, the country’s largest maker of polysilicon used in solar panel cells, designers of onsite power sources used to improve the efficiency of producing everything from auto parts to beer, and more. The best way to understand what the state’s advanced energy sector is…

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