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How New Legislation Will Give Distributed Generation In Michigan Fair Treatment

  The following is an excerpt from an opinion piece written by Michigan EIBC President Laura Sherman for Crain's Detroit Business. Since the Michigan Legislature passed sweeping energy legislation in 2016, regulators have been developing a plan to change how customers who install solar panels at their homes are credited for the power they produce. Utilities are now proposing replacements to the previous system of…

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MI Power Grid Aims At Energy Transition, Rivian Moves Toward Manufacturing 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: MI Power Grid Initiative Represents a Big Step Forward for Michigan’s Energy Transition  This week Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced the MI Power Grid initiative, a multi-year effort to modernize Michigan’s electric power…

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PURPA Revisions, the Utility of the Future, Energy Storage 101 Event 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: Michigan EIBC Monitoring Proposed PURPA Changes  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently proposed significant changes to the way the agency implements the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA). If implemented, these revisions to the execution of one of the most important…

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Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing, Solar Projects at State Hatcheries and Parks, 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: Michigan EIBC Draws Attention to Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Corporations have driven the growth of renewable energy through direct purchase agreements with renewable project developers around the country. While Michigan has seen activity in this area, Michigan EIBC believes that this state…

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Michigan Companies Want More Renewable Energy, So Why Aren’t They Buying More of It?

At Utility Dive, Michigan EIBC President Laura Sherman writes on why, despite great demand for direct purchases of renewable energy, the corporate market for renewable energy has not met its full potential, and what to do about it. Read the article.

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Energy Innovation Key for Utility Planning, Honeywell and NRStor Partnership 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:   Michigan EIBC: Utilities Must Be Open to Innovation In a recent article published on the Energy News Network, Michigan EIBC President Laura Sherman made the case for why utilities need to work with the growing industry of energy innovators to benefit their customers.…

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