Supporting IPU

Supporting IPU

About IPU

IPU is an independent, not-for-profit research and educational organization located at Michigan State University, which qualifies for charitable financial support. Contributions to IPU from public or private sources are treated as gifts to MSU and designated for general research purposes and allocated to support the Director’s position. In accordance with University rules, contributors cannot stipulate or expect control of specific output. IPU also maintains a fund operating as an endowment.
Consistent with IPU’s public-service orientation, contributions to the University help us maintain Institute operations, support student assistantships, conduct discretionary research, and minimize program participation costs to the public sector. IPU constituents and contributors share a commitment to the Institute’s mission of service and a belief that well-informed regulation is beneficial to all stakeholders, as well as to society. IPU’s governance structure, funding diversity, and ethical standards guard against conflicts of interest. IPU receives input and advice from an Advisory Board, as well as faculty and constituent advisors.

Use the Giving to Michigan State University Website

Please navigate to
There you will see a button in the upper right-hand corner that looks like this:

and select Institute of Public Utilities Expendable Fund

Use the PDF form

Download an invoice here.

Current sponsors

  • CMS Energy
  • DTE Energy
  • American Electric Power
  • Itron

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