Michigan EIBC works to build public and political support for advanced energy in Michigan. Our team offers members unmatched Michigan energy policy expertise, translating member priorities into high-level policy wins that improve the business environment for advanced energy companies in Michigan.

Letter to Michigan Legislature Leaders Regarding Distributed Generation Cap

[The following letter was sent to state Sen. Dan Lauwers, chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee, and state Rep. Joe Bellino, chair of the House Energy Committee, on Oct. 5] Dear Chairman Lauwers and Chairman Bellino: Last October, when Senator McBroom and Representative Markkanen introduced Senate Bill 597 and House Bill 5145, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) set out a…

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Utility Regulation In The COVID-19 Pandemic

Utility Regulation In The COVID-19 Pandemic Michigan EIBC and Advanced Energy Economy Institute have filed comments on how the Michigan Public Service Commission should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full comments here.

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Supporting the Advanced Energy Industry during the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting the Advanced Energy Industry during the COVID-19 Crisis As the state government navigates the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and identifies ways to support small businesses, put people back to work, provide added resiliency for Michigan’s economy, and continue to support a rapid transition to advanced energy technologies, the advanced energy industry should be an important part of any policy agenda. In 2019, the advanced energy…

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Update on Distribution Grid Modernization Work at the Michigan PSC

Update on Distribution Grid Modernization Work at the Michigan PSC   The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is nearing the end of its process to update its approach to distribution grid planning ahead of the next deadline in June of 2021 for utilities to file their plans on how they will maintain and upgrade the grid. Michigan EIBC has been heavily involved in these efforts…

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Michigan’s Grid Is Not as Resilient as It Could Be. Energy Storage Can Help

Energy storage is a transformative technology, and there are reasons to expect the use of storage in Michigan to grow in coming years, Michigan EIBC President Laura Sherman writes in Greentech Media. Storage has not unleashed its full potential in Michigan, but new rules are being crafted by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator to help storage compete in wholesale electricity markets in the Midwest, and there is…

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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 net metering. In…

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