The Michigan Community Energy Management Partnership (MI-CEP)—a coalition of clean energy
nonprofits—and the State of Michigan Energy Office are presenting a series of workshops across the
state in 2018. The workshops are intended to support planning and implementation of clean energy and
energy waste reduction programs within local governments, schools and nonprofit hospital systems.
Motivation and Opportunity
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 Workshop Sequence program will provide assistance with a diverse set of
energy needs through workshops covering:
1. Team building, SMART goal setting, and integrating energy management planning into other
2. Benchmarking, revolving energy fund establishment, and project financing;
3. Empowering an energy manager, implementing policy recommendations, and engaging
Participants in the Community Energy Workshop Sequence program will take part in three in-person
convenings covering the above topics and receive technical assistance and coaching from a dedicated
MI-CEP 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: MI-CEP time and expenses are funded by the Michigan Energy Office.
Participants are required to include considerations for energy waste reduction in Capital
• Staff support: MI-CEP requires that an organizational representative attend all three convenings, if
possible, 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.
For regional event details and to sign up visit: http://www.ecoworksdetroit.org/cemworkshops