Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program (Michigan)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Room Air Conditioners, Heat Pump Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Smart Power Strip, Clothes Dryer, Refrigerator Recycling, Pipe Wrap, Low Flow Aerator Kits
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount CFL Bulbs: Varies by retailer

Ceiling Fan: $15
CFL Fixture: $15
LED Fixture/Downlight Kit: $20
LED Light Bulbs: $10
Smart Power Strip: $20
Room Air Conditioners: $20
Clothes Washer: $25
Clothes Dryer: $25
Dishwasher: $25
Dehumidifier: $20
ECM Blower Motor: $150
Air Conditioner: $100
Electric Water Heater: $50
Refrigerator: $20
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Pipe Insulation: $0.80/ft
Heat Pump Water Heater: $100
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Low Flow Aerator Kit: $10
Energy Savings Kit: Free with free online energy audit

Equipment Requirements Appliances: Energy Star qualified

Air Conditioner: 16 SEER

Maximum Incentive Ceiling Fans: 4

Smart Power Strip: 2
Pipe Wrap: 10 ln. ft.
CFL Bulbs: 12
Refrigerator Recycling: 2


References DSIRE[1]


The Energy Optimization Programs, administered by WECC, provides residential electric incentives for the following Michigan utilities:

Energy Optimization

Alger-Delta Electric Coop
Cloverland Electric Coop
City of Escanaba
Marquette Board of Light and Power
City of Stephenson
Great Lakes Energy Coop
Midwest Energy Coop
Newberry Water and Light Board
Ontonagon County R E A
Presque Isle Electric and Gas Coop
Thumb Electric Coop
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Coop

The Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act (Public Act 295) passed in October 2008 provided original authorization to create these energy efficiency programs. The Efficiency United and Energy Optimization Programs provide residential electric and gas incentives, as well as the "Energy Depot," a set of online tools and resources to help manage home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is a free resource providing a home energy audit; homeowners can quickly estimate the annual energy use and cost of home energy systems and appliances.

  • Note: Any single utility may choose which of the available technologies to offer to its customers. All incentives listed above are not available in every service area.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Optimization

Address 431 Charmany Drive
Place Madison, WI
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (877) 296-4319
Fax (608) 249-0339

  • 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)"