Graham Sustainability Institute

Clean Energy in Michigan Series | Collaborative Planning for Renewable Energy (No. 3)

April 2020

This fact sheet uses a case study from Gratiot County, Michigan, to demonstrate how community engagement can lead to better outcomes for future energy development. The fact sheet describes the collaborative framework used to create the Gratiot Regional Excellence and Transformation (GREAT) plan, which includes proactive planning for renewable energy development and was the first in Michigan to establish collective goals across municipal boundaries.