Consumers Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Michigan)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Consumers Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting, Ice Machines, Pool Heaters, Refrigerated Case Lighting, EC Motors, Night Covers, Vending Machine Controls|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| AC/Heat Pump Systems: $25 - $40/ton|
Ground Source Heat Pump: $30/ton
|Equipment Requirements|| AC Systems: 14 SEER or 10.4 EER|
Ground Source Heat Pump: 17 EER
|Installation Requirements||Project savings must be sustainable for a period of five years or for the life of the product, whichever is less|
|Maximum Incentive|| Prescriptive: $100,000 per facility|
Custom: 50% of project cost and $200,000 per facility (100% of the calculated incentive up to $100,000 and 50% of the calculated incentive above $100,000)
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-08-19|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-13|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
Passage of the Clean, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Act of 2008 paved the way for the Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program to provide incentives for customers who upgrade facilities with energy efficient equipment. This incentive program is available to all customers who receive electric delivery service from Consumers Energy. Common areas of multi-family or mixed-use buildings are eligible if on an eligible rate schedule.
Prescriptive incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and are paid based on the quantity, size and efficiency of the equipment. Custom incentives are available to customers for more complex energy saving measures and must have a payback period of between 1 and 10 years. Custom incentives are paid based on the first-year energy (kWh or MCF) savings, and are eligible for both gas and electricity rebate amounts. Other Consumers Energy incentives are available through the Small Commercial Direct Install, New Construction, Pilot, Michigan Saves and Self Direct Programs. Additionally, a bonus incentive of 15% may be available to customers who purchase equipment manufactured in Michigan. Contact Consumers Energy for additional information on these electric or natural gas programs.
|Contact Name||Consumers Energy Efficiency|
|Department||Consumers Energy Business Solutions|
|Address||P.O. Box 1040|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.