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.
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.
Summer is heating up—and with the higher temperatures come increased energy use and greater demand. All of these factors can have a significant impact on the rates we pay for electricity. That’s why now is a good time to take a look back at some of our previous discussions on rates and infrastructure investments.
Building a brighter, cleaner energy future for all Michiganders isn’t just an investment in upgrading our state’s energy sector or electric infrastructure. It’s an investment in jobs, in local businesses, and in our communities.