Michigan Energy Fair Returns to Ludington

4-01-2013 Michigan Energy Fair Returns to Ludington

What:     8th Annual Michigan Energy Fair

Where:  Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, Michigan

When:    Friday & Saturday June 7-8.

Who:      Everyone who is interested or active in Renewable Energy

Mr. John Sarver, Executive Director of the GLREA announced that Steve Hilfinger, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) ExecutiveVice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the Energy Fair’s Friday evening reception

The annual Michigan Energy Fair, sponsored by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA), is changing things up this year. The Fair is moving to the second weekend in June and will take place over the course of two days, June 7 & 8 at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington, MI.

Friday, JUNE 7th will feature workshops geared towards those active in the field of Alternative Energy with topics like Community Solar, Net Metering, and Grid Modernization with Renewables.  The cost to attend the Friday workshops is $25 and will follow with an evening reception for networking.

 Keynote Speaker, Steve Hilfinger. Mr. Hilfinger will discuss state energy policy and programs from an economic development perspective. The MEDC is the state’s economic development agency and includes the state energy office, the lead state agency on renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Mr. Hilfinger oversees MEDC operational and administrative functions and works with MEDC’s senior leadership to support business growth and create more and better jobs throughout Michigan.

 Saturday, JUNE 8th is free to the public and features workshops for those wanting to learn more about alternative energy. Topics will include Introduction to Wind Energy, Ask the Solar Installer, Utility and State Programs, and Peak Energy. In addition to workshops there will be exhibitors with a wide variety of alternative energy, and energy efficiency exhibits and information to learn from.

Details about the event are available at www.glrea.org. If you are interested in exhibiting or attending the Fair or for more information, please contact Samantha Keeney at Samantha.keeney@glrea.org or 517-646-6269.   This is a great opportunity for what is sure to be a fun and educational event for all!

The GLREA is the leading Renewable Energy organization for Michigan in advocating and promoting policies, technologies and practices that are environmentally and economically sustainable while partnering with key stakeholders to connect businesses, governments and communities

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