Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities) (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Small Business
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Refrigerators, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Small Business Direct Install Program: No cost or purchase necessary to participate

Custom: $0.08/kWh

Food Service Equipment
Commercial Refrigeration Systems: $1.25-$80
Energy Star Steam Cookers: $600
Energy Star Refrigerator and Freezer Doors: $100
Energy Star Ice Machines: $400
Energy Star Fryers: $80
Energy Star Hot Holding Cabinets: $200
Vending Machine Controls: $50
Pre-Rinse Sprayers: $25

Compact Fluorescent Lamps: $1.50-$8
Compact Fluorescent Lamp Fixtures: $20
LED Lamps: $5-$15
LED Fixtures: $20
LED Exit Signs: $12.50
High Performance T8 Fluorescent Lamps: $0.75-$5
De-lamping: $5/lamp
Daylight Sensors and Lighting Controls: $0.06-$0.09/sq. ft.
Occupancy Sensors: $30-$50
HID to LED, Induction, T8/T5 Linear Fluorescent: $25-$120
HID Replacement Lamps: $0.30/watt saved

HVAC and Process
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: $6-$30/ton
Air and Water Cooled Chillers: $30-$35/ton
HVAC Building Temperature Controls: $45/1000 sq ft
HVAC Floating head Pressure Control: $50/ton
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $15/1000 sq ft
HVAC Occupancy Control: $30/1000 sq ft
Constant Volume AHU to VAV: $450/1000 sq ft
Air Side Economizer: $10/1000 sq ft
Reset Controls: $15/1000 sq ft
Guest Room Controls: $10 - $65/unit
VSD Air Compressor: $100/HP
Variable Frequency Drives: $100/HP
Engineered Nozzles: $100
Flow Controller: $1.50/HP

Equipment Requirements For all equipment requirements and guidelines, please refer to the Program Application.
Expiration Date 2013-12-31

Maximum Incentive Incentives for Prescriptive measures may not exceed 50% of the total project cost, or the individual utilities customer cap (varies per each utility).

Incentives for Custom measure may not exceed 40% of the total project cost, or the individual utilities customer cap (varies per each utility).

Program Administrator Franklin Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Franklin Energy Services has partnered with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA), which is made up of 20 municipal utilities, to offer the Energy Smart Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Eligible business electric customers served by one of the 20 participating utilities may receive rebates on energy efficient lighting, controls, refrigeration, HVAC equipment, or several other energy efficient measures. Refer to the Program Application for all equipment requirements and guidelines. Purchased products must meet all program standards in order to receive rebates. The Small Business Direct Install Program offers free energy-saving products. Application forms for each municipality may be found on the program web site ( Call 877-NRG-SAV1 (877-674-7281) for further information about the Energy Smart Program. The following utilities participate:

Bay City Electric Light and Power City of Charlevoix Chelsea Electric Department Croswell Light and Power Department Dowagiac Department of Public Services City of Eaton Rapids Grand Haven Board of Light and Power Harbor Springs Municipal Utility Hart Hydro-Electric Holland Board of Public Works Lowell Light and Power Niles Utility Department Village of Paw Paw City of Petoskey Portland Light and Power Board City of St. Louis, the City of Sturgis Traverse City Light and Power Wyandotte Municipal Services Zeeland Board of Public Works

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Efficiency Rebates
Department ENERGY Smart Program
Address 1500 Abbot Rd., Suite 100
Place East Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48823
Phone (877) 674-7281


  • 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)"