The Energy Network
The Energy Network is a membership based association that aims to connect nonprofits, government agencies and private corporations so that they may share resources and work to achieve greater goals in the interest of sustainable development in the region. This membership puts you at the heart of the green energy economy in America’s heartland. Whether the goal is improving home energy efficiency, deploying clean and domestic fuels for transportation and energy generation, or helping businesses green the bottom line, your financial support helps our programs cut foreign oil dependency, improve our air quality, and spark local economic vitality.
A variety of initiatives by MEC and The Energy Network — including our Clean Cities coalitions — produce a wide array of benefits, including technical assistance and funding for fleets and homeowners, sales and networking for vendors, and encompasses all of the below:
Networking — MEC members and stakeholders encounter a cross-section of hundreds of experts on energy, design, transportation and sustainability from across the region and around the country.
Education –Webinars, conferences and seminars throughout the year put you and your team in touch with the latest developments in the full spectrum of fuels, technology and policy.
Branding — If your firm or organization is identified with MEC, it is associated with one of the oldest and most experienced energy non-profits in Kansas City and is recognized as a supporter of clean, green energy solutions.
Publicity — MEC promotes your organization’s achievements through traditional and social media.
Answers — Our members, presenters and stakeholders are in the field, the shop and the design studio every day, creating and deploying new ideas and new business concepts — and the questions they can answer may well be yours.
— Whether it’s policy, procurement or planning, the years of experience we and our members have is at your service. Further, our resources are your resources, such as our long standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program.
Membership benefits are of three basic types:
* Membership – The basic membership fee ($250 for companies, $150 for governmental units or non-profits, and $45 for individuals) entitles the donor to a full-year membership in the Energy Network. Membership is for a calendar year, from January to December. At no additional charge, Energy Network members have the option of receiving a full-year membership in one of the Kansas City Regional or Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalitions, or MEC’s Building Partners. Membership in 2 or more organizations is at an additional cost.
* Recognition Benefits – At each membership level, additional recognition benefits accrue. For instance, those who opt to be members of the Clean Cities Coalitions will receive a Clean Cities Member logo for your website and may have your logo on the Clean Cities newsletter. Our interest is to ensure that your participation in The Energy Network proves to be a worthwhile investment for your company!
* Technical Assistance and Service Benefits – Metropolitan Energy Center staff commit to providing technical assistance to sponsors on mutually agreed-upon projects or activities. Discounts with service vendors or suppliers will be periodically announced as these become available.