The Planet Blue Renewable Energy Demonstration Project (PBREDP) provides an opportunity for the campus community to become involved in University GHG reduction efforts by making funds available where by students, faculty, and staff can design and implement demonstration scale projects. While not expected to make a great impact on the U-M GHG goal, stationing small demonstration scale renewable energy generators on campus will provide interactive learning and research opportunities for the campus community. Budget for this initiative is set at $250,000. Distribution of the funding will occur through a competitive bid process where proposal submittals will be evaluated by a review committee. Interested parties are responsible for initial project development as well as long-term maintenance and end of life disposal planning.
The PBREDP is a direct outcome of the 2015 Report from President Schlissel's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Committee
The process for applications will be tiered. The initial proposal should include the overall scope of the project, research/curriculum relationship, contribution toward the GHG reduction goal if any, and anticipated benefits to the University community.
If the initial proposal is approved by the review committee the applicants will be then asked to complete a more detailed proposal.
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