The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is excited to announce the winners of the 18th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards. Each year, we honor leaders and innovators in the energy efficiency industry across five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Innovation and Marketing. MEEA is proud to highlight and uplift the groundbreaking achievements in our industry as we move forward and continue to advance energy efficiency throughout the Midwest. It is our pleasure to recognize so many impactful individuals, organizations and programs. This year’s winners are:
Education: DTE Energy and Consumers Energy New Home Construction Programs
Education: Focus on Energy
Impact: Consumers Energy
Impact: Peoples Gas Public Sector Energy…
Resource & Distribution Planning
In planning for how they will serve their customers in the future, electric utilities need to answer several fundamental, long-term questions.
How much electricity will future customers need?
How will we meet that future need with supply-side and demand-side resources?
Where will customers need electricity in the future and how much will they need at given times?
How can we ensure future customers get the electricity they need, where and when they need it?
How do we do all of this economically, while meeting state policy goals, as well as balancing utility business needs with stakeholder preferences?
The first two questions are answered by Resource Planning. In integrated resource planning (IRP),…
On November 15, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) into law after months of negotiations between the House and Senate. The $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a historic investment in the country’s infrastructure and competitiveness, with provisions ranging from rebuilding America’s roads, bridges and rails to expanding access to clean drinking water and energy efficiency while advancing environmental justice.
The bill was first introduced on June 4 in the House by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and was passed by the Senate on August 10 in a 69-30 vote, with 1 no vote. It was then stuck in the House, as the vote was delayed due to disagreement over whether the legislation…