House of Worship Rewards - Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

House of Worship Rewards

 

COVID-19 Safety: 

 

To minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, a Home Energy Analysis can be completed 100% virtually OR in-person with social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment.  


Earn up to $5,000 for your congregation by helping members and friends save energy!

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused financial hardship for many people and the congregations they are a part of. House of Worship Rewards is an opportunity for congregations to EARN money, while helping their members and friends to SAVE money.  

How it works

  1. Your congregation encourages members and friends to sign up for a free Home Energy Analysis from Consumers Energy.
  2. Folks choose between a virtual or an in-person visit. Virtual visits are done over the phone, and customers receive free, customized energy efficient upgrades in the mail (100% contact-less). In-home visits are conducted with PPE and appropriate distancing, with free energy efficient upgrades directly installed by technicians. 
  3. Your congregation earns a cash reward of up to $5,000, based on the number of sign-ups! 

Eligible congregations and religious schools:

  • Are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Have congregants and friends with Consumers Energy gas or electric service

Your house of worship DOES NOT need to be a Consumers Energy customer to participate.

 

What does the Home Energy Analysis include?

Consumers Energy's Home Energy Analysis includes an energy assessment and free energy efficient upgrades. One customer had this to say: 

My husband and I chose to have a Home Energy Analysis, as we just moved, and I thought this would be a great time to start off being aware of the best practices for being energy efficient. I chose an in-person assessment so I could speak with a technician to find out all about the cost-saving ideas. The technician was friendly explaining what and why he was changing bulbs as well as how the replacements would save us money on our bill. –a customer in Saginaw, MI

Want to share this opportunity with your congregation?  Download the flyer.  

 

FAQs


Why is Consumers Energy giving away free stuff? Is this a scam?

It does seem unusual that a utility-- which makes money by selling energy-- would run a program to help its customers buy less of its product!  Here's the backstory:  

Since the enactment of the Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act of 2008, and the extension of the Energy Efficiency Standard in 2016, Michigan utilities are required to spend a percentage of their profits on energy efficiency products and services for their customers. Programs like this help utilities fulfill this obligation and help reduce energy demand in Michigan. That means using less fossil fuels and needing to build fewer new power plants, which mean a cleaner, healthier Michigan.  

Is there a program that can help save energy and money in my house of worship?  

Yes! Check out our sister program, Light the Way

I still have questions! Who can I talk to?

Contact our Project Manager, Jennifer Young, at projectmanager@miipl.org or 248-463-8811.

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