REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Michigan Community Energy Partnership (MI-CEP) invites municipalities, school districts, and hospital systems to submit applications for consulting services in support of developing and implementing an energy efficiency, renewable energy, or energy management planning project or for moving financial or policy priorities forward related to energy waste reduction and/or renewable energy.
Energy Management and Capital Improvement Planning Workshop
Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00 AM – Noon
Traverse City, MI
We invite Michigan municipalities, school districts, and hospital systems to participate in our energy management and capital improvement planning workshop involving an overview of capital improvement planning processes and a discussion on how to build energy efficiency strategies into your organization’s capital improvement plan. We encourage participants to also participate in the Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Expo which kicks-off the evening of Thursday, June 21st and continues through Saturday, June 23rd.
2018 Workshop Sequence
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Team building, SMART goal setting, and integrating energy management planning into other organizational plans
Benchmarking, revolving energy fund establishment, and project financing
Empowering an energy manager, implementing policy recommendations, and engaging stakeholders
Compared to private and residential sectors, municipalities, schools, and hospitals generally invest less in energy waste reduction and renewable energy initiatives due to unique financial and time constraints. The community energy management approach can free up capital to reinvest in future projects, reduce or eliminate large variable costs that public organizations face, and help organizations better manage financial resources for the benefit of constituents, patients, and students. Robust community energy management makes organizations more resilient, nimble, and proactive in a changing landscape.
The Community Energy Management program will provide assistance with a diverse set of energy needs through a diverse set of workshops. Participants also receive technical assistance and coaching from a dedicated EcoWorks energy manager. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to apply for one-on-one consulting to further develop priority projects in the second half of the program period.
• NO financial commitment: Our time and expenses are funded by the Michigan Energy Office. Participants are required to include considerations for energy waste reduction in Capital Improvements Plans.
• Staff support: We require that an organizational representative attend all three convenings and serve as a primary contact. Access to energy-use data and related documents will make the program more impactful.
• Reporting: documented in-kind and project-related invoices are requested to support the federal match requirements.
This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy and the Michigan Agency for Energy through the Michigan Energy Office under Award Number EE0007478.