The MEEA Policy Insider summarizes the latest state and federal policy activity and provides new resources to aid members in their outreach, education and advocacy initiatives.
In this issue:
- Ohio Energy Efficiency Thought Leadership Roundtable
- MEEA Policy Steering Committee
- State Updates: IL / IN / IA / KS / KY / MI / MN / MO / NE / OH / SD / WI
- Federal Update
- Additional Upcoming Events
- New Resources & Blog Posts
Ohio Energy Efficiency Thought Leadership Roundtable
Taking place Tuesday, September 12, at 1:00 p.m. ET, in Columbus, this free event will bring together business, utility, advocacy and policy perspectives to discuss the future of energy efficiency in Ohio. Topics include:
- An overview of how utility energy efficiency is planned, delivered and reported
- How EE is paid for and the utility business model for EE
- Different types of energy efficiency programs and how they save energy
- Benefits of energy efficiency
- Regional context – how EE in Ohio compares and trends in the region
A happy hour will follow at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register!
MEEA Policy Steering Committee
Are you interested in learning more about energy efficiency policy and getting involved in MEEA’s policy work? Join the Policy Steering Committee! You will attend and engage in our quarterly meetings, with a direct line to our staff policy experts.
Please reach out to Policy Associate Christian Koch with your interest or questions.
Citing concerns over increased costs to ratepayers, Governor Pritzker issued an amendatory veto to HB 3445 on August 16, striking only the portion of the bill that would have granted downstate utilities the “right of first refusal” for construction of new transmission lines. The rest of the bill remains untouched, including modifications to the state’s Energy Transition Community Grants program and a requirement for the Illinois Power Agency to commission and publish studies annually to evaluate the impacts of policy proposals that may affect electricity rates, grid reliability, carbon emissions and other issues. The bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Larry Walsh, intends to file an override of the veto during the legislature’s veto session in October. Gathering enough votes to successfully override the Governor’s amendatory veto to HB 3445, however, will be challenging.
On August 3, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) issued a Notice of Inquiry (23-NOI-01) to gather comments from stakeholders on Ameren Illinois’ analysis and study on the costs and benefits of Ameren potentially leaving the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) regional transmission organization (RTO), for the PJM Interconnection RTO. According to Ameren’s analysis and study, joining PJM “did result in some benefits, such as reduced emissions and increased resiliency, but these benefits are outweighed by the significant economic costs ($3.4 billion in savings). Overall, the analysis concludes that it is more beneficial for (Ameren) to remain in MISO relative to joining PJM.” Written comments regarding the NOI are due to the ICC by October 2.
Ameren Illinois is in the process of seeking public input on its new central Illinois grid infrastructure plan that calls for 380 miles of new or upgraded transmission lines by 2030. Ameren will be hosting open house meetings in communities across central Illinois to gather public input.
The ICC held its most recent Equitable Energy Upgrade Program (EEUP) meeting on August 24. This meeting, which came just a few weeks after the release of the ICC’s draft rule for the EEUP program, is expected to cover unresolved topics concerning cost recovery, workforce development and coupling EEUP with solar energy installations.
How to Get Involved
If you have any questions about Illinois or want to get more involved, contact Christian Koch.
The Indiana legislature has adjourned Sine Die. The Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications Interim Study Committee is scheduled to meet on September 14.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) has scheduled the 2023 IRP Contemporary Issues Technical Conference to be held virtually on Friday, October 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ET. Email Beth Heline to be added to the distribution list for updates.
2023 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) are expected from:
- Investor-owned utilities
- Publicly-owned utilities - expected filing date November 1.
- Hoosier Energy
- Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA)
- Wabash Valley
Updates from the Commission on IRPs in Indiana will be posted to the IURC’s IRP page.
How to Get Involved
For questions about Indiana or to get more involved, contact Greg Ehrendreich.
The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has hired an independent consultant to guide the review process required by HF 617, which was enacted into law earlier this year. This legislation requires the IUB to lead an independent review of current Iowa Code provisions and utility ratemaking procedures. The goal is to evaluate cost-effectiveness and ensure utility services are safe, adequate, reliable and affordable.
Individuals and organizations interested in participating and providing input were asked to submit letters of intent to participate to the IUB’s docket, identified as NOI-2023-0001, by July 31. As part of this process, the IUB will hold policy charrettes with pre-charrette comments requested. For the August 30-31 charrette, comments were due on August 23. MEEA’s submitted comments can be found here.
Additional charrettes are scheduled to take place later this year. For more details, please click here.
Iowa investor-owned utilities’ Energy Efficiency Portfolio (EEP) planning process is currently underway, with IOUs filing their new five-year plans (2024-2028). The IUB has set procedural schedules and public hearings for all IOUs.
- Interstate Power and Light (IPL) Company, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, filed its plan on November 1, 2022, in docket EEP-2022-0150. A public hearing took place on June 8, 2023, and a transcript of the hearing can be found here. A briefing schedule was issued with intervenors filing briefs on July 6, though reply briefs were not scheduled. Iowa’s Office of Consumer Advocate appealed IPL’s proposed decision, raising concerns over IPL’s proposed increase in interruptible credits. Final decisions will be determined by the IUB.
- MidAmerican Energy filed its plan on February 1 in docket EEP-2022-0156. Although a public hearing had been slated for August 24, all parties reached a consensus that a hearing was unnecessary. Nevertheless, parties retain the option to submit initial briefs by September 8 and reply briefs by September 22.
- Black Hills Energy filed its plan on March 31 in docket EEP-2022-0225, with a tentative public hearing set for October 17.
Jennifer Easler is now the point of contact for the EEP process. To be added to the EPP stakeholder list and receive updates and meeting information, please email email@example.com.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Iowa or to get more involved, contact Arlinda Bajrami.
In December 2021, Evergy filed its application for an energy efficiency proposal in Kansas under the Kansas Energy Efficiency Investment Act (KEEIA). The proposal originally included nine programs — four residential, four business and one pilot research program.
On November 15, 2022, Evergy, in conjunction with Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) staff, filed a revision to its plan and financial recovery mechanisms, with the other stipulating parties not signing on to the agreement. The new plan removes some of the original proposed programs, shrinking total proposed spending from about $135 million to about $45 million. The revised procedural schedule can be found here, and deadline-based amendments to that schedule here. An order was anticipated this spring, but nothing has been published to date.
This may be due to the Commission’s recent focus on the update to Evergy’s Five Year Capital Investment Plan, filed under docket 19-KCPE-096-CPL. Evergy released its 2023-2027 Capital Investment Plans for Kansas Central and Kansas Metro regions in February 2023 and its 2022 annual update in June 2023. After months of proceedings and comments, KCC staff released their Report and Recommendations on July 10. Although staff noted their concern with the continued growth of the plan to $7.6 billion, they concluded that Evergy customers would likely see only moderate rate increases and that spending would be below the average of other electric-only investor-owned utilities. Staff requested an extension to file comments by August 31, which the Commission approved in an order on July 20.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Kansas or to get more involved, contact Natalie Newman.
The 2023 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly has adjourned Sine Die. The Interim Committee on Natural Resources and Energy met in again in late July and will most likely continue to do so monthly through November, per previous schedules. The July meeting included discussion of the state’s LIHEAP grant application.
LG&E and KU, including its subsidiary ODP, are hosting a series of Demand-Side Management (DSM) Advisory Group meetings. These are intended to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss EE and DSM initiatives for existing and new program offerings. Additional details, previous meeting notes and contact information for participating in the group can be found here.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Kentucky or to get more involved, contact Greg Ehrendreich.
In conjunction with the MI Healthy Climate Conference, Senate Democrats unveiled their Clean Energy Future Plan on April 12. All bills were heard at the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment on June 22.
The package includes the following seven bills:
- SB271 (Sen. Geiss)- amends the state’s renewable standard by mandating that electric utilities reach 100% renewable generation by 2035.
- SB272 (Sen. Shink)- expands the purview of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) by allowing commissioners to consider climate, health, equity and affordability when analyzing utility plans.
- SB273 (Sen. Singh)- expands the existing energy waste reduction (EWR) framework by adding municipal and cooperative utilities back into the EWR standard and mandating that electric utilities now reach 2% in annual savings.
- SB274 (Sen. Shink)- requires the development of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.
- SB275 (Sen. Singh)- establishes a standard to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.
- SB276 (Sen. Bayer)- requires utilities to retire coal-fired generation by preventing them from including the resource in their integrated resource planning process.
- SB277 (Sen. McDonald Rivet)- allows farmers to lease land for solar energy production.
House Democrats unveiled their energy package on June 14. The bills touch on similar issues as the Senate package but differ in language and timelines. This package was heard on June 21 by the House Committee on Energy, Communications and Technology.
The package includes the following three bills:
- HB4759 (Rep. Coffia)- amends the state’s renewable standard by mandating that electric utilities reach 60% renewable generation by 2030 and 100% carbon-free generation by 2035, which excludes hydrogen, nuclear and some other resources.
- HB4760 (Rep. Pohutsky)- expands the purview of the MPSC by allowing commissioners to consider climate, health, equity and affordability when analyzing utility plans.
- HB4761 (Rep. Aiyash)- expands the existing EWR framework by mandating that electric utilities now reach 2.0% in annual savings and natural gas utilities reach 1.5%. The bill also amends EWR filing timelines, prioritizes EWR programs for low-income customers and legalizes electrification within the EWR program.
SB288 (Sen. Singh) was signed into law on July 26. The law repeals the sunset date of September 30, 2023, for the Michigan Energy Assistance Program, which provides energy assistance to low-income customers. The original sunset had been extended twice; this bill would eliminate it altogether.
The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) bill package of SB 302 (Sen. Camilleri) and SB 303 (Sen. McDonald Rivet) were signed into law. Together, these laws amend to allow commercial property owners the option to waive a currently existing energy saving guarantee for PACE financing above $250,000, as required in the Michigan PACE Act, and expand the qualifying energy conservation measures under the Michigan PACE Act to include financing to remediate certain environmental hazards and outlines specifications for new construction PACE energy projects.
In response to outages and reliability concerns that occurred earlier this year, the Chair of the Energy, Communications and Technology Committee, Representative Helena Scott, announced the Energy Reliability, Resiliency and Accountability Task Force. The bipartisan Task Force will hear from impacted stakeholders at sessions throughout the state. The Task Force kicked off in June and is set to wrap up late summer.
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is requesting comments on implementation of the state’s clean energy plan, the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The comment request also includes prompts to weigh in on implementation of federal programs like the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The questions can be found here. Comments are due September 15 and can be sent in via email to EGLE-OCE@Michigan.gov.
Consumers filed its 2024-25 Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) plan in docket U-21321. Consumers sets a target of 1.90% annual electric savings and 1.00% annual gas savings. On the electric side, Consumers plans to spend $190.9 million in 2024 and $180 million in 2025. On the gas side, spend is planned to be $95 million for each year, 2024 and 2025. These numbers are similar to Consumers’ previous plan numbers, which can be seen in Consumer’s 2022 reconciliation filing in docket U-21312.
DTE filed its 2024-25 EWR plan in docket U-21322. DTE sets a target of 2.00% annual electric savings and 1.05% annual gas savings. On the electric side, DTE plans to spend $197.9 million in 2024 and $209.4 million in 2025. On the gas side, spend is planned to be $50.6 million in 2024 and $50.7 million in 2025. The plan increases the company’s spending on low-income programs and maintains a level of targeted energy savings similar to what DTE achieved in 2022, as evidenced by the recent release of DTE’s 2022 reconciliation filing in docket U-21313.
The MPSC has approved DTE Electric’s integrated resource plan settlement in docket U-21193. The revised plan accelerates the retirement of the company’s coal plants, ending DTE’s coal usage by 2032. On the energy waste reduction side, the plan commits DTE to achieving 2% annual energy savings through 2027 while increasing the annual amount spent on income-qualified EWR programs to $44 million in 2024 and $54 million in 2025-2027. DTE will file its next IRP by December 2026.
Governor Whitmer has appointed Alessandra Carreon to the MPSC, succeeding Commissioner Tremaine Phillips. Carreon previously worked on the carbon-free transportation team at RMI. Carreon’s term began on July 23 and expires on July 2, 2025. Additionally, Whitmer reappointed Chair Dan Scripps to a second term, which began July 3 and will expire on July 2, 2029.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Michigan or to get more involved, contact Maddie Wazowicz.
The state’s investor-owned utilities have submitted their triennial Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) plans. Plans can be found in the following dockets:
- Xcel Energy: 23-92
- CenterPoint Energy: 23-95
- Minnesota Power: 23-93
- Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation: 23-98
- Otter Tail Power Company: 23-94
Reply comments are due September 1. Staff’s proposed decision is expected on October 2, with a final decision on the plans due November 9.
CenterPoint has submitted its first Natural Gas Innovation Plan in docket 21-566. The plan details proposed pilots, research and development programs, budgets, energy savings, job impacts and more. Among the eighteen pilots are a few that touch on efficiency, including:
- Residential deep energy retrofits and electric air source heat pumps - would fund significant energy efficiency improvements and install heat pumps with gas backup.
- Residential and commercial gas heat pumps - would fund the development and testing of gas heat pumps.
- Small/medium business GHG (greenhouse gas) audit; industrial and large commercial GHG audit – would expand CIP offerings to include additional GHG-reducing opportunities.
The plan also includes seven research and development projects. These include testing marketing and outreach strategies for weatherization blitzes and testing a multi-prong approach to integrate high-preforming building envelopes in new commercial construction.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Minnesota or to get more involved, contact Maddie Wazowicz.
Ameren Missouri filed its Cycle 4 Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission on March 27, at case number EO-2023-0136. MEEIA does not set forth targets for energy efficiency, and program filings under MEEIA are entirely voluntary by the utilities. Ameren submitted its three-year plan (January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026) and stakeholder groups registered as interveners in the case. This initial plan called for Ameren to spend $367 million for energy efficiency initiatives, including increased spending on income-eligible programs. However, discussions between Ameren Missouri, PSC Staff, the Office of Public Counsel and other parties have produced a plan that continues Ameren’s current MEEIA Plan into 2024.
On August 16, the involved parties released a joint status report announcing a Stipulation and Settlement to extend the current MEEIA 3 Plan for 2024, which was filed in docket EO-2018-0211 on August 3 and was approved by the Commission in an order on August 23. On August 17 the Commission approved the parties request for an extension of time to file a procedural schedule, which is now due by September 25.
Last year, the Missouri PSC approved time-of-use (TOU) rates as the default for the state’s electric investor-owned utilities. The mandatory TOU pricing will only apply to residential customers of these regulated utilities who have smart meters, allowing for the usage. All Evergy Missouri customers will be switched to TOU rates this fall; the new rate structure will take effect next year in the Ameren Missouri and Liberty service territories, with staggered implementation. Evergy has begun their communication campaign regarding the TOU rate changes. To assist in educational efforts, the PSC developed responses to Frequently Asked Questions for Evergy residential customers. We will continue to follow this rate rollout as it develops.
Through Evergy Missouri’s MEEIA Cycle 2 plan 2023 extension year, Evergy identified relevant information, potential partners, outside funding streams and other considerations for a feasibility and vulnerability study regarding an Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation program for its next MEEIA application. Evergy has now contracted the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and other experts on program design. A draft proposal for the program - Kansas City Urban Heat Island Analysis and Mitigation Proposal - was shared with previously involved stakeholders in the Urban Heat Island Work Group for their review and feedback in preparation for submission to the Missouri Public Service Commission. The work group most recently met on August 17 to discuss the pilot program and specific community engagement plans and set an intention to hold two more meetings before the end of the year. Please reach out to Ryan Umberger at MARC if you are interested in attending.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Missouri or to get more involved, contact Natalie Newman.
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Nebraska’s largest electric utility, is updating its IRP, as is required every five years. The 2023 final proposed plan includes several energy efficiency measures which seek to maximize the value of customer energy purchases in a cost-effective manner, improving customer bottom lines, reducing the cost to serve load during peak usage times, and delaying or even eliminating the need to build additional resources. See MEEA’s comments on the IRP here.
NPPD will seek approval from its board and the Western Area Power Administration for this plan in September 2023. For updates, visit NPPD’s website.
The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is set to receive a $3 million grant through the US EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program. This grant will aid NDEE in developing a Priority Climate Action Plan by March 1, 2024, followed by a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan due in late summer of 2025. Over the next two years, NDEE will engage extensively with stakeholder groups and the public to gather ideas and comments. Proposed workgroups include agriculture, energy production, transportation, buildings, housing and communities and energy-intensive industries. To participate in a stakeholder workgroup and assist with the program, contact NDEE at NDEE.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit the NDEE website.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Nebraska or to get more involved, contact Arlinda Bajrami.
Energy efficiency bill HB79 would allow utilities to establish limited voluntary EE programs. The fourth hearing on the bill was held on June 21, with both proponent and opponent testimony, and the bill was passed out of committee. It is expected to be put on the House floor for a vote early in the fall session.
Maureen Willis, acting legal director of the Ohio Office of Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) has been tapped to succeed Bruce Weston as the head of that agency. She has been at the OCC since 1982. She will begin her new position on October 1.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) granted an application for rehearing in the Columbia Gas of Ohio rate case for the limited purpose of further consideration. The stipulated agreement was previously modified and approved, cutting all energy efficiency except for $14 million for low-income energy efficiency programs. The case is ongoing.
AEP Ohio filed an energy efficiency plan as part of its Standard Service Offer approval in 23-0023-EL-SSO. The energy efficiency plan is part of the utility’s fifth Electric Security Plan (“ESP V”) proposal and would allocate $43 million annually for voluntary efficiency. The company is proposing using a customized cost-effectiveness test that includes some quantified non-energy impacts (NEIs). The case is ongoing.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Ohio or to get more involved, contact Greg Ehrendreich.
On August 1, Otter Tail Power Company submitted its 2024-2026 Energy Efficiency Partnership Triennial Plan in docket EL23-019. The plan includes ten projects intended to achieve approximately 7.9 million kWh in annual savings at an approximate cost of $650,000. Proposed energy efficiency programs are marketed across residential, commercial and industrial customer classes.
How to Get Involved
For more information about South Dakota or to get more involved, contact Christian Koch.
The Wisconsin legislature is currently on break for the summer, but Governor Evers called a special session on September 20 for the Legislature to address state workforce issues.
Little legislation related to energy has been introduced to date, but three bills preventing the restriction of fuel sources passed both chambers and were subsequently vetoed by Governor Evers on August 4.
- SB49/AB45 would bar municipalities from restricting certain fuel types, effectively preventing jurisdictions from banning the use or installation of natural gas infrastructure.
- SB212/AB142 would prevent state agencies or local governments from restricting the sale or use of motor vehicles based on the energy source used to power the motor vehicle.
- SB213/AB141 would restrict state agencies or local governments from restricting the sale or use of devices based on the energy source used to power the device.
It is unclear if the Legislature will attempt to override these vetoes.
The Public Service Commission has issued a memo on cost-effectiveness options for the Focus on Energy Quadrennial IV Plan. The memo covers options on the starting point market-based carbon value, the market-based carbon value escalation rate and a low-income benefits adder. Comments on the memo are due by September 11 at 1:30 p.m. CDT through the PSC electronic records filing system.
How to Get Involved
For more information about Wisconsin or to get more involved, contact Maddie Wazowicz.
The US Senate and US House continue to work on FY 2024 appropriation bills but given Democratic control of the Senate and Republican control of the House, significant differences exist between the proposed amounts for energy efficiency programs. The House GOP bill slashes funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office, DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, DOE Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Decarbonization Offices and Federal Energy Management Program. Meanwhile, the Senate proposal maintains or slightly increases funding levels for these programs. As the 2024 fiscal year begins on October 1, these disagreements will need to be resolved by then or postponed by a short-term funding measure. If Congress fails to pass appropriations bills by October 1, the federal government could shut down. Many observers see this last outcome as increasingly likely.
Federal agencies continue to roll out programs funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
The US Department of Energy has released guidance to states and territories on how to design and implement the Home Efficiency Rebates and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act. Nationwide, the IRA allocated $8.8 billion to these programs, split approximately 50/50 between the two programs, with states in the Midwest receiving between $74 million (North Dakota) and $264 million (Illinois), depending on population. States have until January 31, 2025 to submit plans for implementing rebate programs that meet these federal guidelines.
The federal government also announced that participation in a variety of federally-funded assistance programs, including Medicaid, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Head Start, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and multiple federal housing assistance programs, will provide automatic eligibility for home efficiency and electrification rebates reserved for income-qualified households.
DOE has also released a Notice of Funding Availability for the Energy Future Grants program. State, local and tribal governments are eligible to apply as multijurisdictional teams (ideally 3-4 or more governments per team, plus community benefit organizations) to address barriers to the deployment of clean energy. At least 50 teams will be supported, with successful projects designed around equity (incl. measurable benefits to Justice40 communities), scalable solutions and multijurisdictional cooperation. More details are available here.
Judging is underway for the US Department of Energy Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP). Over $22 million in cash prizes and technical assistance support will be awarded to transform existing U.S. buildings into more energy-efficient and clean energy-ready homes, commercial spaces and communities, via one of two pathways: equity-centered innovation or open innovation. Winners from both pathways will receive expert technical assistance and coaching to bring their ideas to fruition. According to DOE, prize winners will be announced on September 28. For more details, please click here.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the $27B Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) created by the IRA.
- The $7B Solar for All competition will award up to 60 grants to states, tribes, local governments and nonprofits to expand residential and community solar investment in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The NOFA was released on June 28, and applications are due September 26, 2023. Several states declined to participate, including North Dakota and South Dakota in the Midwest.
- NOFAs for the $14B National Clean Investment Fund and $6B Clean Communities Investment Accelerator Program were released on July 14. Applications for both programs are due October 12, 2023.
In addition, the US EPA has been making funding awards since late June under the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant – Planning Grants Program. Participating states receive $3 million each to complete a Priority Climate Action Plan by March 1, 2024; metro areas receive $1 million each. These plans will enable states and metro areas to compete for $4.75 billion in implementation grants for activities described in the Plans. Applications for implementation grants are likely to open around April 1, 2024.
All states in the MEEA region are participating in this program, except for Iowa, South Dakota and Kentucky. 19 Midwestern metro areas, including all the region’s largest metro areas, also signaled their intent to participate.
How to Get Involved
For more information about federal matters, contact Jason Liechty.
2023 Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference
September 13-14 in Indianapolis
Join MEEA for the 14th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. This in-person conference brings together stakeholders from across the Midwest to discuss energy codes and building energy policies. Network, engage in building science and policy discussions and learn from leading experts. Agenda and speakers coming soon.
Learn more and register today.
2023 Clean Energy Champion Awards
October 19 in Chicago
The Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards will celebrate private companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental units from across Illinois that have seized the opportunity to make Illinois a leader in the clean energy future. These awards will recognize what it takes to retain and create good-paying jobs, with a special eye toward creating and retaining equitable jobs in communities historically left behind.
Learn more and register here!
- Integrated Resource Planning Fact Sheet
- White Paper: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Systems in the Midwest’s Top Manufacturing Industries
- White Paper: It's Getting Hot in Here: A Roadmap for Stakeholder Involvement in Urban Heat Island Mitigation
- Iowa State Fact Sheet
- Illinois State Fact Sheet
- Nebraska State Fact Sheet
- Wisconsin State Fact Sheet
- West Virginia State Fact Sheet
- A Breakdown of the New Minneapolis Climate Equity Plan
- Urban Heat Islands and the Opportunity for Prevention
- Introducing the Vision of MEEA's New Board Chair, Brandon Renaud
- Equity at the Forefront: Justice40 Initiative Updates
- The Building Operator Pathway Pilot Wraps After Two Years
- HUD and USDA Solicit Comments on More Efficient Energy Codes