Detroit Public Lighting Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Wise Program

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Detroit Public Lighting Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Wise Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Roofs, Windows, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Light Fixtures: $2-$200

Lighting Controls: $0.10-$65
HVAC Equipment: $10-$30/ton
Programmable Thermostat: $80
Window Glazing: $0.30/square foot
Window Film: $0.20
Chillers: $7 - $40/ton
Variable Frequency Drives: $70-$180
Cool Roof: $0.33/sq ft
Roof Insulation: $0.50/sq ft
Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq ft
Duct Sealing $20
Rooftop Unit Refrigerant Adjustment: $5
Commercial Refrigerators: $75-$200
Commercial Freezers: $75-$300
Ice Machines: $130-$480
Steam Cookers:$890-$1,200
Hot Holding Cabinet: $300-$600
Refrigerated Vencind Machine Controller: $65
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $100
Open Refrigerated Case Nigh Covers: $6
Strip Curtains for Walk-In Cooler/Freezer: $7-$35
Electronically Commutated Motor: $65-In Cooler/Freezer: $7-$35

Maximum Incentive $50,000 per customer/facility, or 100% of the project cost

Program Administrator Detroit Public Lighting Department

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


The Detroit Public Lighting Department (PLD) offers commercial and industrial customers rebates for energy efficient equipment. Specific rebate amounts, equipment requirements, and applications are available on the program web site. In order to qualify, equipment must be purchased between January 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. In order to reserve funds, interested customers should send an application to the Energy Wise program. Program staff must conduct a pre-upgrade inspection at the site and approve the upgrades before new equipment is purchased. Rebate amounts for specific equipment is detailed in the program application. Custom rebates are also available based on the amount of electricity consumption saved through energy efficiency upgrades. A worksheet is available in the program application.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Wise Contact
Department Detroit Public Lighting Department

Phone (313)279-3034


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


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