July 27th, 2023

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Governor Whitmer signed into law Senate bills 302-303 and Senate bill 288. These bills will provide businesses more financial mechanisms to improve facility energy efficiency and reduce environmental hazards while providing ongoing energy assistance to low-income residents. 

SBs 302-303 Expanding Michigan’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE): These bills expand Michigan’s existing C-PACE statute, which provides funding for ener­gy efficiency, water conservation, and clean energy projects at commercial properties, to include climate resiliency projects and critical water upgrades. Increasing energy efficiency further reduces the amount of energy needed. This results in reduced energy costs and improved air quality from reduced emissions. 

SB 288 Removes the sunset on the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP):

This bill removes the expiration date on the current energy assistance program (MEAP) available to help low-income families with their energy bills. This program also helps customers become more energy efficient which increases energy savings and further reduces energy costs.