Southeast Michigan Goes Solar!

The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office recently launched its Southeast Michigan Goes Solar initiative, designed to give regional homeowners easy, simple, Read more…

Residential solar PV system in Michigan

Protecting Municipal Energy Efficiency

In the wake of our tremendous success advocating for LED streetlight rates that reward energy efficiency investments, SEMREO is launching Read more…

Power lines in SE Michigan

MPSC Rate Case Victory!

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, SEMREO’s Michigan Street Lighting Coalition (MSLC) won a long-fought battle on DTE Electric rate case Read more…

Local LED streetlights

SEMREO Alum Appointed Sustainability Director

SEMREO would like to congratulate Joel Howrani Heeres, our former Managing Director, on his appointment as the Director of Sustainability Read more…

An urban farm in Detroit

SEMREO members help their communities at the same time as they improve their energy use. Learn more about being a SEMREO member.

A Unique Collaboration

The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office was the first of its kind in the country—an opportunity for cities to share resources and expertise to help each other save energy.

The Regional Energy Office has grown from 5 founding cities to 26 participating communities with a total population of over 1.8 million.

We believe that broader collaboration brings better results, so we encourage your community to join us.

Join with cities and counties across southeast Michigan to transform our energy future.

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Can energy efficiency help your bond rating?

We help cities reduce their energy costs, which is good for their bottom line. Now, bond rating agencies are taking notice. Huntington Woods Finance Director Tony Lehmann explains.

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SEMREO Key Programs

Bright Lights, Bright Futures: The Southeast Michigan Street Lighting Consortium

Our newest initiative aims to upgrade all public streetlights to LEDs throughout the metropolitan Detroit region by 2020, returning significant savings to local governments with fiscally constrained budgets while realizing environmental, aesthetic and public safety benefits.