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MPSC Issues Request for Proposals for Michigan Energy Efficiency Grant
Judy Palnau (517) 241-3323
February 13, 2009
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for aMichigan energy efficiency grant for all customer classes. The grant is funded by the Low‑Income and Energy Efficiency Fund, and monies awarded to the State of Michigan from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The grant makes available up to $8.1 million for the creation of a statewide, innovative energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy financing system called Michigan Saves.
The grant will be used to develop the administrative structure for the Michigan Saves system, and to create a trust fund that will serve as an initial capital pool to finance the installation of energy efficiency measures with no up-front cost to utility customers.
"The Michigan Saves system will play an important role in improving the economy of the State of Michigan," said MPSC Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu. "Michigan Saves will benefit state residents, businesses, and energy providers by reducing consumer energy expenditures while simultaneously supporting thousands of new jobs, new businesses and business expansion in Michigan."
The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13.
The RFP is located on the MPSC's Web site:
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth.
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