Grant funds MAREC wind power research

MAREC (Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center), in partnership with the University of Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, will conduct studies to explore the feasibility of deployment of offshore wind power technologies in Michigan.

"My fellow Commissioners and I are extremely pleased to announce these grants," said MPSC Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu. "The grants awarded today will move Michigan forward in garnering the research and tools needed to establish the feasibility of the deployment of offshore wind turbines technologies in Michigan."

The commission issued a request for proposals in November for Michigan energy efficiency grants for all customer classes. The grants are part of the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund, which provides energy bill assistance for low-income customers and promotes the efficient use of energy.