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In this webinar, MEEA's staff review our recently released reference "Energy Efficiency Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Midwest: A Resource Guide for Policymakers." The resource guide, originally released in 2012, has been updated and provides a snapshot of energy efficiency policies across the Midwest and identifies best practices in the areas of program implementation and policy adoption.
During this webinar, MEEA staff highlighteded the 2014 revisions made to the resource guide, including:
• Updates to the current state of energy efficiency policies throughout the region;
• Additional information on policy and program best practices;
• New topics related to benchmarking and smart grid implementation; and
• Stakeholder engagement in policy development.
Detailed within the resource guide is Michigan Saves, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. Mary Templeton, Executive Director of Michigan Saves, will provide background on the organization along with an overview of the financing programs available to homeowners, businesses, and the public sector.
Lori Nielsen, Product Portfolio Manager for Xcel Energy, will highlight their Process Efficiency Program in Minnesota. This program offers large industrial customers an opportunity to develop a long-term energy management plan and promotes sustainable energy-efficiency behavior by addressing both practices and processes.
Read the Resource Guide at http://www.mwallaince.org/policyguide