DTE Energy (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name DTE Energy (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Roofs, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Windows, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Pool Heaters, Infrared Heaters, Demand Controlled Ventilation
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Measures: $4/MCF of first year energy savings

Whole Building Design Incentive: 50% of cost up to $3,000
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement: $100
Boilers: $2/MBH
Boiler Modulating Burner Control Retrofit: $1,250
Boiler Water Reset Control: $300
Boiler Tune-Up: $150 - $1,000
Furnace Tune-Up: $50 - $150
High Efficiency Furnace $250 - $350
Infrared Heaters $5/MBH
Chilled Water Reset $4/1000 sq ft
Variable Frequency Drive on Secondary Chilled Water Pump $10/HP
Roof Insulation: $60 - $100/1000 sq ft
Wall Insulation: $450/1000 sq ft
Roof Insulation: $0.50/sq ft
Programmable Thermostat (Gas Heat): $50
Energy Management for Chilled Water System $5/1000 sq ft
Setback/Setup Controls: $50/1000 sq ft
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $100/1000 sq ft
Hotel Guestroom Energy Management Control (Gas Heat) $35
Water Heater: $35-$150
Tankless Water Heater: $150
Indirect Domestic Water Heater: $0.75 - $1.25/MBH
Pool Heater: $2/MBH
Clothes Washer: $50
Pipe Wrap: $2-$6/ln. ft.
Truck Loading Seals: $100 or $200
Greenhouse Heat Curtain: $200/1000 sq. ft.
Greenhouse Film: $100/1000 sq. ft.
Steam Cookers: $750 - $900
Holding Cabinets: $300 - $600
Convection/Combination/Rack Ovens: $300 - $900
Fryers/Griddles: $200 - $300

Equipment Requirements See program web site for full requirements

Maximum Incentive Facility: $200,000

Project: $100,000
Customer: $200,000

Program Administrator DTE Energy
Website http://www.dteenergy.com/businessCustomers/saveEnergy/rebates/prescriptive2012.html

References DSIRE[1]


DTE Energy's Commercial Your Energy Savings Program provides prescriptive incentives, predominantly on a simple per unit basis. Custom incentives are based on the amount of estimated annual energy savings and apply to all energy efficiency improvement measures that are not eligible for a prescriptive incentive. The New Construction and Remodeling Program provides design assistance and incentives for more efficient buildings by installing energy-efficiency equipment and controls that are not required by building energy codes and are above standard construction practices.

Any purchaser of a qualifying energy efficiency measure in DTE's service area can participate in the program as long as the measure is installed in a business facility. The DTE Energy program will only pay incentives for energy saved from Detroit Edison and MichCon service areas, but all utilities in Michigan will offer similar programs. A custom incentive can be paid by two utilities for the same measure only if the measure saves both gas and electricity. Customers are defined by a unique taxpayer ID although exceptions may apply for very large organizations that have separate decision making and approval groups.

To participate, customers should first verify that a project is eligible, and wait to begin work until they receive a reservation letter from the utility. The customer then has 90 days to begin installing equipment or systems. A final application received within 60 days after project completion or by December 15 of the program year, whichever comes first. DTE Energy’s Your Energy Savings Staff will review the final project documentation, and a post-inspection may be required for verification purposes. Incentive payments will typically be sent within 4 to 6 weeks from the time that all the documentation is received and the field inspection is complete.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name DTE Energy
Department Your Energy Savings
Address 3031 W. Grand Blvd, Suite 506
Place Detroit, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48202
Phone (866) 796-0512
Phone 2 (313) 297-4110
Fax (877) 607-0744
Email YourEnergySavings@kema.com
Website http://www.dteenergy.com/businessCustomers/saveEnergy/

  • 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)"