Free Energy Assessments for Eligible Small to Medium-Sized Michigan Plants.

9 Nov 2010

Ford's Michigan Assembly plant

Certain small to medium-sized Michigan industrial and manufacturing plants are eligible for a no-cost energy assessment and follow-up technical assistance from the Michigan Industrial Energy Center (MIEC) and the University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center (UM-IAC).  The assessments, performed by a team of University of Michigan engineering faculty and students, are funded by the US Department of Energy and can help companies save energy, reduce waste, and improve their environmental profile.

Features of the program include:

1. Assessments are provided at no direct cost to participating companies.
2. Experienced engineering faculty and students conduct the assessments.
3. The plant incurs no obligation to act on any recommendation.
4. Client proprietary information is protected.
5. Average Annual Savings = $55,000 per Assessment.

To be eligible, the plants must be located within 150 miles of the UofM campus with SIC codes 20-39.  The following criteria are also applied:

1. Gross annual sales below $100 million.
2. Fewer than 500 employees at the plant site.
3. Annual utility bills more than $100,000 and less than $2 million.
4. No in-house professional staff to perform the assessment.

For more information, click here for the MIEC’s website.

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