MichCon (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency (DTE Energy) (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name MichCon (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency (DTE Energy)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Licensed Builders
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Dehumidifiers, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Windows
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction: up to 200/1,000 sq. ft.

Air Sealing: up to 100
Floor Insulation: 50 - 100
Bandjoist Insulation: 50 - 100
Wall Insulation: 50 - 250
Ceiling Insulation: 125 - 250
Window Replacement: 150 - 300
Dehumidifiers: 25
Programmable Thermostat: 20
Refrigerator Recycling: 50
Clothes Washers: 25 - 50
Dehumidifier and A/C Recycling: 20
CFL Bulbs: 1.50 In-Store Discount
Home Energy Audit: up to 150
Furnace: 200
Room A/C: 25
ECM Blower Motor: 100

Equipment Requirements Windows must be recognized/rated by NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) and ENERGY STAR

Insulation must be recognized/rated by the ASTM (American Society Testing Measurement
Furnace: 95% AFUE

Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Installation Requirements Air Sealing: Pre and post blower door test

Band Joist: Air sealed and insulated
Ceiling Insulation: start point of less than R-24 or 8” of insulation with minimum addition of R-19 or 6”
Duct Seal: only eligible in unconditioned spaces

Maximum Incentive Insulation and other Weatherization Measures: 1,350 or 15,00 with audit

New Construction: 700/house
Windows: 25/window (with audit); 12.50/window (without audit)
MichCon Customers are likely to get half of the rebate that a MichCon and Detroit Edison Customer would receive

Program Administrator DTE Energy
Website http://www.dteenergy.com/residentialCustomers/saveEnergy/

References DSIRE[1]


DTE offers a combination of energy audit discounts and rebates for the installation of energy efficiency improvements of up to $1,350 in Detroit Edison Electric and Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. service areas. Actual rebate levels vary according to whether the customer receives MichCon gas, DTE electric service, or both. Eligible measures and equipment includes clothes washers, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, energy audits, insulation, room air conditioning, appliance recycling, furnaces, air sealing, and new construction. Customers should check the program web site for details (see rebate chart). Heating system applications must be filled out separately from Home Energy Audit offers. Rebates also vary based by equipment size and efficiency.

The first of the four audit options allows for a self-administered online energy audit at no cost. Option two specifies that a trained auditor will examine the residence for a fee of only $25. This option qualifies the customer for up to $500 in incentives for equipment purchased. The third option calls for a professional and extensive home audit, which is reimbursed with a $75 rebate, an additional $75 rebate if recommended measures are installed within 12 months, and eligibility for up to $1,350 in equipment incentives. The fourth option calls for an extensive audit and the designation of a HERS score. Customers can qualify for an audit rebate of up to $150 and gain eligibility for up to $1,350 in equipment incentives.

The application and supporting documentation must be received within 30 days of audit completion, and sales invoices or paid receipts must accompany applications. All equipment must be purchased and installed prior to application submission. Customers must utilize gas distribution service from MichCon and/or electricity distribution service from Detroit Edison to be eligible for cash rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency measures. An invoice itemizing the purchased equipment and/or services provided must accompany this application. Payment processing may take 6-8 weeks or longer if information is incomplete or inaccurate.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name DTE Energy Efficiency
Department DTE Energy
Division Your Energy SavingsSM Program
Address P.O. Box 11289
Place Detroit, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48211
Phone (866) 796-0512

Email YourEnergySavings@kema.com
Website http://www.YourEnergySavings.com

  • 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)"