Consumers Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount AC/Heat Pump Systems: $25 - $40/ton

Ground Source Heat Pump: $30/ton
Air/Water-Cooled Chiller: $30/ton
Demand Control Ventilation: $0.02/square foot
Hotel Guestroom Occupancy Sensor: $65
Cooling Energy Management System: $0.13/sq. ft.
Pool Covers: $0.50/sq. ft. surface area
Custom: $0.08/kWh saved
CFL Lamp: $1 - $8
CFL Fixture: $22
LED Lamp/Fixture (Interior): $10 - $22
Linear Fluorescent Lamp: $0.75 - $7
New Interior Fluorescent Fixtures: $0.30/watt reduced
Inefficient Lamp Removal: $4 - $7
Exterior LED Fixtures (HID Conversion): $45 - $120
Garage LED Fixtures (HID Conversion): $100 - $180
LED Signs: $12.50 - $25
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $0.08/watt controlled
Lighting Controls: $0.06 - $0.09/square foot
Exterior Bi-Level Lighting Controls: $100/fixture
Room Occupancy Sensor: $65
Custom Lighting: $0.04 - $0.08/kWh
VFD for Chiller/Motors/Pumps: $40 - $60/HP
Advanced VFD Applications: $0.20 - $0.40/sq. ft.
Air Compressor: $100/HP
Compressed Air Audit: $15/HP
Window Reduction: $0.35/sq. ft.
Greenhouse/Loading Dock Insulation: Varies
Clothes Washer: $50
Commercial Refrigeration: Varies

Equipment Requirements AC Systems: 14 SEER or 10.4 EER

Ground Source Heat Pump: 17 EER
Air Cooled Chiller: 1.04 kW/ton IP
Water Cooled Chiller: IPLV 0.49 - 0.57LV

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)
Large Gas Customer Incentive Limit: $25,000
Customer Incentive Limit: $500,000


References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Consumers Energy Efficiency
Department Consumers Energy Business Solutions
Address P.O. Box 1040
Place Okemos, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48805
Phone (877) 607-0737


  • 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)"