Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Attendees at the 2017 Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Webinar Series

Each year, we profile the most recent Inspiring Efficiency Award winners in a summer webinar series. Get program insights and application tips straight from the region's top EE professionals. 

Meet the 2018 Inspiring Efficiency Award Winners

Marketing Winners

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In this webinar, we'll meet the marketing masters behind Vectren's schools campaign and Ameren Illinois' income-qualified outreach. In the Vectren Energy Efficiency Program’s school campaign, the outreach team played the role of energy guidance counselors to support school maintenance staff and contractors. Ameren Illinois is investing in a groundbreaking initiative to provide energy-saving benefits to more moderate- and low income customers. The company has committed to help develop new companies and create new local job opportunities in the energy efficiency arena across downstate Illinois.

Meet the 2018 Education Award Winners

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Get to know the region's top education programs in this webinar profiling National Energy Foundation and their Think! Energy campaign. NEF will share their insights on creating and delivering programs that reach half a million students annually.

Innovation Award Winners

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In the final installment of our summer webinar series, we'll get to know some of the most forward-thinking programs in our industry.

The ComEd Energy Force is the nation’s first energy-efficiency program designed for and taught by people with disabilities. Energy Force ambassadors participate in community events to educate customers on how to save energy and money through energy efficiency. The On Demand Savings (ODS) Program by Focus on Energy and Madison Gas & Electric was an 18-month pilot program that worked with commercial and industrial customers to better understand and manage on-peak summertime demand. The program utilized program experts, software tools and financial incentives.

Tips for Creating a Winning Application

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Want to make your Inspiring Efficiency Awards application its strongest? In this webinar, past application reviewers and MEEA staffers will share their tips & tricks for writing a winning application. We'll review the awards categories, application procedures and answer your questions.