Nearly everything about how we produce, transmit, and ultimately consume energy as a state is changing to better meet Michiganders’ needs in both the short and long term.
Michigan’s energy system is evolving in dramatic ways. Nearly everything about how we produce and consume energy as a state is changing to better meet Michiganders’ needs in both the short and long term:
Transforming our energy system is fundamental to ensure energy remains reliable, affordable, and sustainable—and keep Michigan in control of its energy future. The process of transformation is complex and involves many small and large changes that will add up to a new way of thinking about energy for everyone in Michigan.
Ensuring our transformation is strategic and successful will require all of us—consumers, energy providers, and policymakers—to work together.
Here’s how the three stages of energy delivery fit together to ensure Michiganders have access to reliable energy whenever we need it—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There could be good news ahead for Michigan energy consumers. We’ve already experienced the first taste of winter, but more moderate temperatures are forecast to return and—best of all—natural gas costs are predicted to fall once again this year, just as they have since 2008.
You’ve probably heard that DTE has raised eyebrows across Michigan and the entire country by announcing an ambitious new plan. DTE is going beyond its commitment of 80% carbon reduction to a new goal of reaching for “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050.
We recently discussed some of the ways local energy providers work to support local communities by participating in an array of community-focused projects and initiatives. Today, we want to take some time to recognize some other ways local providers are giving back to help support everything from good old summertime fun to wildlife restoration and environmental education to economic and neighborhood development in communities across the state.