Promoting Energy Efficiency in Midwest Industry

Industrial energy use makes up 26% of the electric consumption and 33% of the natural gas consumption in MEEA's 13 Midwestern states. The region has enjoyed historically low priced energy, but as efficiency legislation is enacted and clean air standards along with other regulations are becoming more stringent, energy prices are increasing. MEEA maintains the Midwest Industrial Initiative (MI2) as a regional network for state, local and utility efficiency programs, and professionals, as well as a one-stop shop that connects manufacturers and other industrial sector businesses with policy and program best practices to make more informed decisions about the advantages of installing energy efficient technologies and processes.