Expanding Michigan's Energy Optimization Standard

MEEA has released a new report that examines the potential savings that the state of Michigan could achieve through a doubling of their current Energy Optimization Standard to 2.0% of electricity and 1.5% of natural gas to be met through energy efficiency. This standard would bring Michigan in line with the energy efficiency standards adopted in other states in the region.

Our analysis shows that doubling the current standards, to 2.0% annual savings for electric utilities and 1.5% annual savings for natural gas utilities, would save Michigan $3.2 billion annually by 2025, and build its energy efficiency industry to 7,600 jobs.