Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program (Michigan)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Small Agricultural|
|Eligible Technologies||Agricultural Equipment, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls, Intelligent Power Strip Plug Outlet, Low-Energy Livestock Waterer, Barn Circulation Fan and Exhaust Fan, Barrel Wraps|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Custom: $0.06/kWh/yr saved|
CFL Bulbs: $1 - $5
|Equipment Requirements||High Performance T8 Lighting Retrofits must have CEE approved lamp and ballast specifications for Commercial Lighting systems.|
|Installation Requirements|| All custom projects must receive written pre-approval before purchases or installations.|
Custom projects must have a payback period of 1-7 years, and pre-approval is required.
|Maximum Incentive|| General: See program web site|
Custom: 50% of project cost
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-12-04|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-03-08|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
The Energy Optimization Programs, administered by WECC, provides commercial electric incentives for the following Michigan utilities:
Alger-Delta Electric Coop
Cloverland Electric Coop
City of Escanaba
Marquette Board of Light and Power
City of Stephenson
Great Lakes Energy Coop
Midwest Energy Cooperative
Newberry Water and Light Board
Ontonagon County R E A
Presque Isle Electric and Gas Coop
Thumb Electric Coop
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Coop
The "Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act" (Public Act 295 passed in 2008) provided original authorization to create utility energy efficiency programs across the state. Commercial and industrial (C&I) members/customers can participate in prescriptive programs that provide incentives for the installation of energy efficient products and equipment. Prescriptive programs provide a incentive for the replacement or retrofit of high efficiency equipment. Reduced electric use resulting from peak shaving, demand limiting, fuel switching, power generation, or operating schedule changes does not qualify. To qualify, lighting must be used a minimum of 1800 hours per year and other equipment must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours per year. In order to qualify for incentives within the C&I Programs, applicants must obtain written approval prior to any installations.
The C&I Custom Program allows measures and systems to be installed for situations unique to that member’s/customer's processes. Incentives are offered on a per kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt hour (kWh) schedule, based on projected savings. Applicants can complete online forms with attachments of invoices and all project costs and then contact their local power company for more information or an application. Incentive dollar amounts are based upon the annual forecasted reduction at the time of project pre-approval.
|Contact Name||Energy Optimization|
|Address||431 Charmany Drive|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.