Energy Smart - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (21 Municipalities) (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Energy Smart - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Furnaces, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heater Heat Pumps, Dryers
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Central Air Conditioners: $75-$150

Furnace with ECM: $150
Heat Pump Water Heater: $150
Electric Hot Water Heater: $25
Electric Clothes Dryer: $25
Programmable Thermostat: $15
Energy Star® Room Air Conditioner: $15
Energy Star® Refrigerator: $25
Energy Star® Dehumidifier: $15
Intelligent Surge Protector: $10
Energy Star® Personal Computer: $15
Refrigerator or Freezer Recycling: $60*
CFL Giveaway: Free**
Multifamily Direct Install: CFLs, Showerheads, Kitchen and Batch Aerators: Free***

*(Nonparticipating utility: Sturgis)

  • (Nonparticipating utilities: Lowell, Traverse City, Wyandotte, Zeeland)
  • (Participating utilities: Chelsea, Grand Haven, Holland, Paw Paw)

Equipment Requirements Central Air Conditioners: 15 SEER minimum

Furnace: ECM equipped
Personal Computers, Refrigerators, Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers: Energy Star® qualified
Electric Hot Water Heater: EF > 0.93
Electric Clothes Dryer: High efficient, moisture sensor
Programmable Thermostat: 2 programs, 4 temperature settings
Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling: Unit must work, 10-30 cubic feet
For all equipment requirements and guidelines, please refer to the Program Application.

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Program Administrator Franklin Energy
Date added to DSIRE 2010-02-02
Last DSIRE Review 2012-04-05
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Franklin Energy Services has partnered with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA), which is made up of 20 municipal utilities, to offer the Energy Smart Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Residential electric customers served by one of the 20 participating utilities are eligible for rebates on energy efficient upgrades. Purchased products must meet program standards in order to receive rebates, please refer to the Program Application for all equipment requirements and guidelines. The Energy Smart Program also offers a $60 rebate for allowing JACO (an appliance recycler contracted through Franklin Energy) to pick up and properly dispose of inefficient, yet still working, refrigerators and freezer units (Sturgis does not participate in the appliance recycling program).Four of the participating utilities (Chelsea, Grand Haven, Holland, Paw Paw) also offer free Direct Installs for owners of multi-family properties who are interested in upgrading faucet aerators, light bulbs, and showerheads. Application forms for each utility may be found on the program web site ( Please call 877-NRG-SAV1 (877-674-7281) for further information about the Energy Smart Program. The following utilities participate:

Bay City Electric Light and Power City of Charlevoix Chelsea Electric Department Croswell Light and Power Department Dowagiac Department of Public Services City of Eaton Rapids Grand Haven Board of Light and Power Harbor Springs Municipal Utility Hart Hydro-Electric Holland Board of Public Works Lowell Light and Power Niles Utility Department Village of Paw Paw City of Petoskey Portland Light and Power Board City of St. Louis, the City of Sturgis Traverse City Light and Power Wyandotte Municipal Services Zeeland Board of Public Works

Incentive Contact

Contact Name ENERGY Smart Residential Program

Address 1500 Abbot Rd., Suite 100

Place East Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48823
Phone (877) 674-7281


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"