Energy DivisionA Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission, funded through the federal State Energy Program (SEP).
Take Charge! Challenge
Grant Program Closed. Using Recovery Act funding from the Department of Energy, the KCC's Energy Division contracted with the Climate and Energy Project (CEP) to implement an expanded version of the Take Charge! Challenge, which CEP had previously piloted in 6 communities. The 2011 Take Charge! Challenge engaged 16 cities in a friendly competition to save energy in 4 different regions of the state.
The Challenge ran from January 1 to September 30, 2011. City leadership teams hosted a total of 1,093 events and presentations in an effort to save the most energy per capita within their region. The 4 regional winners - Baldwin City, Colby, Fort Scott, and Manhattan - received a $100,000 grant from the KCC Energy Division to implement renewable energy or energy efficiency projects in public buildings or public works.