Michigan Agency for Energy grant gives community solar shares to 50 low-income households

By Kelsey Misbrener With help from the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), Cherryland Electric Cooperative today kicked off Michigan’s first pilot program to help low-income customers cut their energy bills through renewable energy and energy waste reduction efforts.
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator program, Cherryland expects to help lower energy bills for 50 low-income households in the utility’s six-county electric service territory in Northern Michigan.
“Low-income households often pay a larger share of their income for energy,” said Anne Armstrong Cusack, MAE’s acting director. “This first-of-its-kind program in Michigan is focusing on cutting their bills through

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