Energy Events

At IES we want to share upcoming energy related events both on campus and off campus. This list is updated intermittently and is not intended as a guaranteed comprehensive list. Additionally, the opinions presented at different events do not officially represent the views of IES, but are shared for building opportunities to engage with different facets of energy.

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May, 2024

May 7, 2024 – Michigan Energy Efficiency Conference and Exhibition

Location: Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI

Date/Time: May 7, 2024 / TBD

Event info: “This year we’re celebrating a special anniversary! 25 years of offering this one-of-a-kind conference, designed to educate small to large commercial and industrial businesses on technology, products, and services that will assist them in successful energy management. The event draws close to 850 people every year.”

Michigan Energy Efficiency Conference & Exhibition Details

May 13, 2024 – State of Michigan Workshop – MI Hydrogen

Location: Palmer Commons 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Date/Time: May 13, 2024 / 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

(2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Optional Lab Tour)

MI Hydrogen is hosting the Building Foundations for the Hydrogen Economy – State of Michigan Workshop.

Registration 

Click the “Registration” link or scan the QR code 

above.

May 20-22, 2024 – Cell Symposia: Technology Barriers to Electric Vehicle Implementation

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Date: May 20-22, 2024

Details to follow

Event information

May 23, 2024 – GLREA Solar Stories

GLREA is hosting this solar story around EVs and how they can be powered by solar electricity. If you are an EV owner, GLREA encourages you to participate and tell the group how it’s going.

Please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdOyqrTgvH9wbXPMvLCy5xgq4qZsgpHjJ

Date: May 23, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: virtual

May 23, 2024 – Michigan League of Conservation Voters – Ann Arbor: Energy Savings Now!

Michigan LCV will be convening Ann Arbor area stakeholders, local elected officials and agencies, and environmental justice organizations for our Energy Savings Now Program rollout.

This event will bring our collective power and resources together to inform local stakeholders about the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act, focusing on the financial savings that also help to push for a cleaner and renewable future in Michigan.

Date/Time: May 23, 2024 / 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: 340 Beakes St. Ann ARbor, MI 48104

Learn more about the event

May 29, 2024 – City of Ann Arbor Sustainability Series – Launching New Services: Rebates and Home Energy Advisor

Date/Time: May 29, 2024 / 6:00-7:30PM

Location: AADL Downtown branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave

Zoom Link

Sustainability Series

May 29, 2024 – Re-X Before Recycling Prize Phase 2 Informational Webinar

DOE office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has a webinar on the phase 2 of the Re-X Before REcycling Prize, which offers a total prize pool of $1.5 million in cash prizes and $1 million in technical assistance for teams who design new ways to reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, and/or repurpose goods. The phase 1 submissions are already past and phase 2 submissions are currently open. See details on the prize. The webinar is hosted from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on May 29, 2024.

May 30, 2024 – Winding Down: End of Service and Recycling for Wind Energy

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy is hosting a webinar through DOE’s WINDExchange initiative at 1:00 PM eastern time on May 30, 2024. NREL experts will discuss key concepts in end-of-service processes for wind technologies and infrastructure, including decommissioning, repowering, and recycling. See details and register for the webinar.

June, 2024

June 6, 2024 – AA Solar Stories

One-hour virtual event hosted by the GLREA. Come hear from Ann Arborites who have gone solar, and have a chance to ask them all your questions!  Register here for “Thursday Night Energy Events” to receive meeting links.

Date / Time: June 6, 2024 / 7:00-8:00 PM

June 11, 2024 – Planet Blue Ambassador Renewable Energy Bus Tour

Heard about the University of Michigan’s commitment to purchase 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources and want to learn more? Join the Planet Blue Ambassador program on June 11 for an exclusive tour of large-scale solar and wind energy projects in southern Michigan. This will be an all-day adventure from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting and ending at the Michigan League. Lunch, snacks, and bus transportation will be provided, and renewable energy experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. There are limited spots available on the tour. Registration as well as providing a $20 “security deposit” (which will be returned to participants on the day of the tour) is required to reserve your space on the tour. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON. STAY TUNED.

June 13, 2024 – Industrial Assessment Centers Workshop

DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains is hosting the IAC grant program workshop on June 13, 2024 from 1 to 2 PM Eastern

See details on this workshop and more related events.

July, 2024

August, 2024

August 2, 2024 – Ann Arbor Home Electrification Expo

​​​​​​​​​​​Location: Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market – 315 Detroit St

Date / Time: August 2, 2024 / 5:00-8:00 PM

Th​e Home Electrification Expo is a free public event for homeowners, renters, & building professionals, featuring live music, food trucks, and industry experts.

Free and open to the public. Event details to come, see link.

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Additional Sources for Events

Please check the following for additional events relevant to energy:

University of Michigan Events (search energy)

Ann Arbor Sustainability Newsletter & Events

Ann Arbor District Library Events (search: website, for: events, “energy”)

Washtenaw County Events (most are not energy related but some may be)

Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Events (not all local, some are virtual)

Department of Energy – BioEnergy Technologies Office Events (not all local, some are virtual)

Department of Energy – Grid Modernization Initiative (not all local, some are virtual)

Department of Energy – Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (not all local, some are virtual)

Department of Energy – Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (not all local, some are virtual)

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