Year: 2015

Messy pile of one hundred dollar bills

Financial Innovation: A Q&A with Mary Templeton

In 2009, Michigan Saves launched with a $6.5 million grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), which was put into a trust fund. There was an additional $1.6 million awarded to Public Sector Consultants and the Delta Institute under a competitive bid, for the purpose of researching how Michigan Saves should be structured, and for the initial setup and administration of the fund. That work entailed deep stakeholder engagement to figure out how to most effectively break down barriers to energy efficiency.

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The Ligman family sitting on their front porch

There’s No Place Like Home: Residential Energy Loan Program Takes Off

It was a banner year for Michigan Saves’ Home Energy Loan Program. Since our first loan was issued in fall of 2009, the organization has helped more than 10,000 customers save money, increase the comfort of their homes and become more energy efficient. This feat was accomplished through a slew of innovative programs and partnerships designed to both educate the public and make financing for energy-efficiency improvements simpler and more accessible than ever before.

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Collage of numbers

Michigan Saves By the Numbers

Michigan Saves’ work has a big impact. But just how big? Since its inception, the program has helped 211 businesses and 10,390 homes to save over 16 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and over 1.8 million therms of natural gas.

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Mary Templeton, executive director

A Letter from Our Executive Director

We’re all busy people who know that time is a precious commodity. And time went by so quickly in 2014, we thought it wise to take a moment to reflect on the work we’ve all accomplished.

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