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David Eijadi Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award

David Eijadi Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award

Chicago – David Eijadi, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Board Member and Principal of The Weidt Group, has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award for his leadership and outstanding commitment to the growth of MEEA and the advancement of energy efficiency in the Midwest. Eijadi has served on the MEEA Board of [Continue]

Clever Energy Efficiency Display Engages Homeowners

Clever Energy Efficiency Display Engages Homeowners

Chicago – Prairie Power, Inc. – a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative in Jacksonville, Ill. – has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) for its innovative display that engages homeowners by identifying low-cost actions they can take to reduce [Continue]

eBay-like Reverse Auction Program Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Award for Innovation

eBay-like Reverse Auction Program Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Award for Innovation

The second of MEEA’s two Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award winners was the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, who created a first-of-its-kind live online auction to award $3 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act-funded energy efficiency grants to businesses.  The DNR’s Best Price Energy Efficiency Program distributed [Continue]

Xcel Energy’s Innovative Energy Efficiency Program Sparks Excitement in Industrial Community

Xcel Energy’s Innovative Energy Efficiency Program Sparks Excitement in Industrial Community

The second of MEEA’s two Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award winners is Xcel Energy, for its groundbreaking Process Efficiency program. Xcel – a utility supplier of electricity and natural gas to eight Western and Midwestern states – started the Process Efficiency program to increase the participation of large industrial customers in energy [Continue]

DTE Energy Innovative Program Brings Energy Savings to Detroit’s Independent Grocers

DTE Energy Innovative Program Brings Energy Savings to Detroit’s Independent Grocers

MEEA’s Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award is presented each year to an organization or individual that developed and implemented a new innovative program, idea or policy in the Midwest. Actually, so many deserving projects were submitted this year that we had to name two Innovation Award winners!  However, we think you’ll see why after you [Continue]

ComEd Retro-Commissioning Program Makes an Impact

ComEd Retro-Commissioning Program Makes an Impact

MEEA named northern Illinois utility supplier ComEd as our 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award Winner for its groundbreaking retro-commissioning program. MEEA’s Impact Award is presented each year to an organization that has made a significant contribution to energy efficiency market transformation, either through the implementation of a [Continue]

Energy Center of Wisconsin Uses Online Rich Media Training

Energy Center of Wisconsin Uses Online Rich Media Training

Next in our series of award winners is Energy Center of Wisconsin, who won this year’s Inspiring Efficiency Education Award for its use of rich media – a powerful combination of video, PowerPoint and interactive tools such as online polls and live Q&A – to connect participants to its popular continuing education programs. MEEA’s [Continue]

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez Wins

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez Wins

One of the best parts of MEEA’s annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference is the Inspiring Efficiency Awards. Each year, MEEA gets the opportunity to recognize leaders in energy efficiency who have developed and implemented some truly groundbreaking programs.  In addition to celebrating the winners at our awards dinner and gala, we’d like to [Continue]

The Energy Efficiency Solution(s)

The Energy Efficiency Solution(s)

I’m past due for a follow up to our coverage of the Midwest Energy Solutions conference last week. As correspondent Brian Rogal wrote, one of the big issues facing energy advocates is how to encourage efficiency programs that have a deeper impact. An hourly pricing program by Ameren Illinois, for instance, yielded a net electricity [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: A Silver Lining?

For those concerned that Republicans will lead attacks on clean energy programs, Brian Castelli from the Alliance to Save Energy said don’t worry, “they have a better target.” Last year’s passage of health care reform, he says, might protect EE programs since attacking that law will absorb much of the Republicans’ time. The new political [Continue]

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