Xcel Energy (Efficiency United) - Commercial and Industrial Electric Rebate Program (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Xcel Energy (Efficiency United) - Commercial and Industrial Electric Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Eligible Technologies Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Ice Machines, Pre Rinse Sprayers
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount CFL's: 1.50 - 20

Fluorescent Systems: 0.75 - 25
High Bay Fluorescent Fixtures: 0.30/watt reduced
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures: 60
Occupancy Sensors: 20 - 50
Central Lighting Controls: 600
LED Exit Sign: 12.50
LED Traffic Signal: 20
Central Packaged and Split System AC/Heat Pump: 25 - 35 per ton
Chillers: 10 - 15 per ton
Electric Motors: 2 - 8 per hp
Variable Frequency Drives: 60 per hp
Vending Machine Controller: 50
Energy Star Refrigerators/Freezers: 50 - 150
Energy Star Ice Machines: 150 - 500
Pre-Rinse Sprayers: 25
Custom Electric Rebate: varies by kW and kWh savings

Equipment Requirements See individual program applications for equipment requirements

Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Installation Requirements Requirements vary; see application forms

Maximum Incentive Prescriptive Lighting: 5,000 or 50% of project cost

Custom Electric: 5,000 or 40% of project cost

Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com/util_xcel.asp
Date added to DSIRE 2009-12-08
Last DSIRE Review 2011-04-13

References DSIRE[1]


*Note: This incentive is no longer active or updated. It is part of the Efficiency United and Energy Smart Programs run by Franklin Energy

Through Efficiency United, Xcel offers several different energy efficiency programs to its commercial and industrial customers. The following are programs offered to eligible electric customers in Xcel service area.

The Prescriptive Commercial and Industrial Program offers incentives for various efficient hvac measures, motors, fans, pumps, drives, water heaters, refrigeration measures, cooking equipment, lighting fixtures, systems and controls. Applications must have complete information and be submitted with an invoice itemizing the new equipment purchased and the manufacturer specification sheets. Invoice must indicate date of purchase, size, type, make, model and project cost. To qualify lighting must be used a minimum of 1,800 hours per year. Purchased and installed equipment must not receive an incentive larger than $5,000. Customers must receive written approval before installation.

The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Program provides custom incentives to C&I customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment and controls. The custom program allows measures and systems to be installed for situations unique to that customer's application or process. Incentives are offered on a per kW and kWh schedule, based on projected savings. Applicants must receive approval prior to beginning project. Complete form and attach invoice of all project costs. Contact Alpena Power Company for more information or an application.

Small businesses are also available for the Residential and Small Business Energy Star Program. This program provides rebates for the purchase of efficient CFL bulbs ($1) and energy star clothes washers ($50). Replacement washers must be CEE Tier 2 or 3 to qualify. View web site listed above for more program information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Efficiency United

Address 1219 Turner Street

Place Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48906
Phone (877) 367-3191

Email www.info@efficiencyunited.com
Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com/util_xcel.asp
Contact Name Xcel Energy

Address 414 Nicollet Mall

Place Minneapolis, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 55401-1993
Phone (800) 895-4999

Email Inquire@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/michigan

  • 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)"