No Fooling: Local Energy Providers are Transforming Michigan Energy

It may be April Fools’ Day, but the Alliance for Michigan Power is serious about Michigan’s energy system—and local energy providers aren’t fooling around when it comes to transforming our energy future.

Natural Gas Development

Already an important part of Michigan’s energy mix, natural gas will become even more important in 2016 and beyond as several of Michigan’s older, coal-fueled energy plants close down over the coming months.  Here’s a quick look at how local providers are leading the efforts to strengthen and support natural gas in Michigan.

Additionally, both local energy providers continue to support the critical “Next Mile” legislation to expand natural gas in Michigan, including rural areas and much of the Upper Peninsula.  Relying more on natural gas can help Michigan bridge the gap as we move toward greater use of renewable resources, saving consumers money while protecting reliability.

Energy Efficiency Efforts

Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy are also leading the state in developing energy efficiency programs.  These programs range in scope and size, with some focusing on residential energy use while others incentivize energy efficiency on a larger scale.

Renewable Energy Development

Together with developments in natural gas and energy efficiency, local energy providers’ investment and leadership in the field of renewable energy is also driving fundamental changes to our electric system.

All in all, Michigan’s energy future looks bright—and that’s in no small part due to the comprehensive efforts of our local energy providers.  You’d have to be a fool not to see that!