DTE Energy awards GV $38,000 incentive

Grand Valley State University received a $38,000 from DTE Energy’s “Your Energy Savings” program for it’s 2010 energy conservation projects, which campus-wide save the university $1.4 million annually. The incentive will help GVSU offset energy costs.

The check was accepted by Terry Pahl, an engineer in facilities services at GVSU and Tim Thimmesch, assistant vice president of facilities services at the 2011 Energy Conference and Exhibition hosted by the Engineering Society of Detroit and DTE Energy. Pahl and Thimmesch also gave a presentation on utility incentives at the conference, which took place in Novi, Mich. on May 10.

DTE Energy provides the incentives to companies participating in the “Your Energy Savings” program throughout the state for their energy saving measures, such as high efficiency heating and cooling equipment and energy saving lighting.
Only one other organization received an incentive from DTE Energy, Detroit Media Partnership.

Pahl said that since 2000, GVSU has saved $1.3 million in one-time energy saving projects.