Mobile Energy Lab and Environmental Education
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Energy Education for your Students
The wind and solar powered Energy Lab boasts 44-feet of hands-on learning stations in energy including renewable energy, energy conservation, recycling and provides models that demonstrate hydropower, energy efficiency, and more. Perhaps the student's would like to try their hand at building their own solar or wind powered structures, test their knowledge in renewable energy, or use peddle power to create electricity and much more.
The entire day is devoted to maximizing your student's learning with real-world skills through STEM (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Students can experience crucial subject matter for today’s skills that are critical to their future success in the global economy. This unique, one-of-a-kind exhibit delivers a state standard aligned rated, authentic teaching opportunity right to your door! It's a field trip on wheels. Click here to request your personalized visit for your location or event.
The Energy Lab is on the move in the Great Lakes Region! Currently we schedule regular visits in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin. We will do our best to honor request from other states.
Are you an educational institution, parks and recreation planner, museum, youth group, utility company, vendor, or other community group that is interested in renewable energy and conservation? All ages welcome!
Contact Great Lakes Energy Education Program to reserve your visit from the Energy Lab. Begin teaching your students and community members that their actions can help preserve the planet we live on! Visitors will learn about where energy comes from, renewable energy, energy efficiency, responsible oil and gas use, and conservation plus much more in a fun and unique way.
MPSC Approves Consumers Energy Company's CARE Pilot Program to Help Low-Income Customers Move Toward Self-Sufficiency
"Energy assistance programs, if properly designed and executed, have the potential not only to help customers but to reduce the utility’s expenses," noted MPSC Commissioner Sally Talberg. "The Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) pilot program is designed to accomplish these objectives and provide customers a 'fresh start' and the tools to better manage their energy costs throughout the heating season, helping them avoid the accumulation of large arrearages."
The CARE pilot program will be funded through the $10.8 million grant made to the utility on Oct. 24 from the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP).
Under the CARE program, low-income customers with a household income of less than or equal to 150 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) will receive a credit for energy charges (gas and electric) for the limited duration of the pilot period. (For a family of four, 150 percent of the FPL is $35,325, for example.) The utility anticipates that the credit will equal approximately 40 percent of the participant's combined energy bill. The pilot program's goal is to combine an affordable bill, a direct link to energy efficiency services, and collaboration with The Heat and Warmth Fund, the Salvation Army and TrueNorth Community Services, non-profit agencies that provide services that support the transition to self-sufficiency.
Participating customers must make monthly, punctual payments to remain part of the pilot program.
DTE Energy and SEMCO also received MEAP grants and have established similar pilot programs. Customers interested in the pilot programs should contact their utility directly or call 2-1-1 for information on other assistance programs.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Case No. U-17493
Contact: Judy Palnau, 517-241-3323
Our Mission is Education
The mission of Great Lakes Energy Education Program (GLEEP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to provide energy education on renewable energy, oil and gas, energy efficiency, and natural resource stewardship by educating students and community members throughout the Great Lakes region.
GLEEP is committed to promoting responsible energy use and preserving the Earth's natural resources through environmental education programming.