MAE: March 31 deadline approaches for Governor's Energy Excellence Awards nominations

Rick Snyder, Governor
Anne Armstrong Cusack, Acting Director

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LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) is issuing a reminder that the deadline for nominating an individual or organization for the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards is Saturday, March 31. Nominations for projects completed in 2017 can be made online.

Nominators can submit nominations for more than one individual or organization, though only one nomination can be submitted for each project. Self-nominations are also permitted. 

Organized by Michigan Saves, the awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to a brighter energy consumption future for Michigan.

“All across Michigan, individuals and organizations are working hard to increase energy efficiency by reducing energy waste,” said Anne Armstrong Cusack, MAE acting executive director. “That has saved billions of dollars while increasing Michigan’s electric reliability. This is a chance to celebrate leaders in innovation all over the state.

“Past winners have cut energy usage without sacrificing productivity or comfort," she added. "They have seen firsthand that the cheapest, most reliable and greenest energy is the energy you don’t need.”

There are eight award categories:

  • Innovator of the Year— Presented to an individual driving innovation in Michigan’s energy-efficiency industry.
  • Best Communication, Education, or Program—Presented to an individual driving innovation in Michigan’s energy efficiency industry.
  • Contractor of the Year—Presented to an energy efficiency contractor
  • Best Projects: Residential—Presented to a homeowner
  • Best Projects: Agriculture—Presented to an agricultural operation
  • Best Projects: Industrial/Manufacturing—Presented to an industrial/manufacturing operation
  • Best Projects: Commercial—Presented to owners or operators of commercial buildings
  • Best Projects: Public—Presented to a public sector entity

Winners will be announced in a ceremony this fall.

For a complete list of award rules and nomination criteria, visit the website.

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