Application Framework

An application can be submitted by a member of college/university staff or administration within the department/college championing the program. Start-up grants are available to initiate and develop an energy management plan. To receive a start-up grant, a letter of intent should be submitted, using the application form below. The letter of intent must describe how the university plans to use the $10,000 start-up grant as well as how the leadership will commit to creating an energy management program.

Additionally, the university must submit the number of buildings within the scope of their plan, the percent of buildings that are metered (electricity and natural gas) at the building level, a list of proposed energy team members and positions, and a complete E-Challenge timeline by November 30, 2019. Buildings within the scope of the plan must be located within the college or university campus and at least one of the buildings must be a DTE customer (gas or electric). The final sites are subject to approval by the program administrators.

  • Upload your letter describing university leadership commitment (example provided in Energy Management Handbook Development Guide) and the anticipated allocation of the $10,000 start-up grant.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Campus Energy Team

    The university must designate a Campus Energy Team. Include team member names and positions below. Two critical positions on the team are the Energy Champion and the Energy Director. A description of these roles and example Campus Energy Team members, roles, and responsibilities can be found in the Energy Management Handbook Development Guide.
  • Buildings

  • Please provide the following information for the buildings to be included in your energy management plan. If you are able to provide additional building information such as building name, address, and size, it can be uploaded below:
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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.
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  • Upload completed E-Challenge Timeline. This timeline will be used to assign a DTE Energy Partnership & Services energy manager to assist students and staff with plan creation. The university should work with their assigned EP&S energy manager to schedule meetings noted in the timeline. More information will be provided after application submission.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, xls, xlsx.