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.