Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Attendees at the 2017 Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Webinar Series

Each year, MEEA's Inspiring Efficiency Awards honor EE's best and brightest, and we profile the winners in a summer webinar series. Get program insights and application tips straight from the region's top EE professionals. 

Impact Winners

Friday, August 4, 11 a.m. (CT) 

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In the first installment of the series, we profile the winners in the Impact category, Michigan Saves and Focus on Energy's Large Energy Users Program. They'll share their experiences and tips for crafting and delivering programs with huge energy savings in the industrial, commercial, multifamily and public sectors.

Application Workshop: Tips for Crafting a Winning Application

Tuesday, August 15, 12 p.m. (CT)

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Join past IEA winners and reviewers as they share their insights for writing a successful Inspiring Efficiency Award application. We'll discuss the categories, application process and what reviewers are looking for in an application. Whether this is your first time applying or you're a seasoned veteran, this webinar will be an asset to any applicant.  

Education & Marketing Winners

Wednesday, September 6, 1 p.m. (CT)

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This installment features the winners in the Education category, Xcel Energy, and the Marketing award recipients, Nicor Gas. 

Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy service works with communities in Minnesota and Colorado to develop local stakeholder-based energy plans, and provides technical assistance and resources to implement those plans. Partners in Energy tailors its services to complement each community’s unique goals, vision and needs. 

Nicor's marketing team developed and implemented a multicultural marketing strategy to achieve deeper reach and provide broader access to energy-saving programs in their territory. The results were astounding – 95% of customers that received a free energy-saving kit through a multicultural event or marketing tactic had never engaged in their EE program before.