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Stronger Energy System

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.


Stronger Energy System

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:

  • Integrating an array of cleaner, more sustainable fuel sources
  • Leveraging better technologies
  • Making our grid more secure
  • Helping consumers make better choices for how and when they use energy

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.

The Links in the Energy Chain

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.

  • Flexible Energy Generation: Natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, and other sources generate electricity to provide reliable and safe power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Resilient Grid: High-voltage electricity travels over long distances and then is gradually “stepped down” from where it is produced to reach our communities where it can enter homes and businesses safely for everyday use.
  • Smarter Energy Use: Consumers make wise choices about how, when, and how much energy they use each day to power everything from smart phones and home appliances to office equipment and industrial machines.

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