Energy Works Michigan

In 2009 Energy Works Michigan was awarded a grant by the Michigan Public Service Commission to administer the Michigan Renewable Schools Program. Through this program, Energy Works Michigan implemented energy efficiency and renewable energy measures at Michigan K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Michigan Renewable Schools Program included a coordinated set of programs offered to K-12 schools statewide, including:
  • Energy Efficiency Program: to implement energy efficiency building upgrades
  • Renewable Energy Program: to install renewable energy systems, including solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbine systems
  • Educational Resources: to provide teachers with energy lesson plans, lab equipment, and professional development to make energy efficiency and renewable energy an integral part of their classrooms and school community
  • Post-Secondary Program: to provide middle and high school students with an increased understanding of current academic and continuing education in energy efficiency and renewable energy at Michigan colleges and universities.
  • Student Contests & Teacher Grants: to engage teachers and students in green initiatives that explore the challenges and opportunities of building a sustainable energy future
To date, Energy Works Michigan has partnered with 67 public, private and charter K-12 schools and districts throughout the state of Michigan.