Electric Grid

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Consumers Energy in April closed seven of its coal-burning units.

DTE Energy plans to shut eight of its coal-burning units by the year 2023.

Mark Barteau is Director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.  He says eventually, coal is going away because natural gas, wind and solar are more cost-effective - as well as being better for public health and the planet.

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Please join the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and members of the local energy community for an evening of light refreshments and stimulating conversation on Michigan's Clean Power Plan.  Speakers: Steve Kulesia, Michigan Public Service Commission, Douglas Jester, 5 Lakes Energy and Michael DiRamio, ICF International.

Friday, January 08, 2016

The problem in the boom in auto sales*

The Washington Post, featuring Michael Sivak

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM


The students in EARTH/ENVIRON 380 found that the answer is yes.  Students will present details on how U-M can become fully powered by renewable energy sources.  

(All day)

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.This conference and technology showcase is valuable for current and prospective ARPA-E recipients, and is a great opportunity to network with program managers from the various research agencies (not just at the Department of Energy).

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join for a lecture by Michael Chertkov of Los Alamos National Laboratory on optimization and control of natural gas transmission systems.

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please join the Michigan Power and Energy Laboratory for a guest lecture with Jay Giri, Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at Alstom Grid. 

Friday, September 04, 2015

Michigan announces state-based strategy to comply with Clean Power Plan

More than half of Michigan’s renewable energy capacity would not count towards its carbon-reduction goals under the federal Clean Power Plan, state officials said today.


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