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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/11/2012
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Tune-ups, Boiler Modulation Burner Control, Infrared Heaters, Pool Cover, Truck Loading Dock Door Infiltration/Pit/Ramp Seal, Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Trap Repair or Replacement: $50/unit
Boilers: $1-$1.50/MBH
Furnace Replacement: $1.50/MBH or $150/unit
Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: $1000/unit
Boiler Water Reset Control: $300/unit
Oxygen Trim: $5/BHP
Space Heat Boiler Tune-up: $0.21/MBH
Process Boiler Tune-up: $0.50/MBH
Furnace Tune-up: $15-$100/unit
Infrared Heaters: $4/MBH
Programmable Thermostat: $75/unit
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor: $50/unit
Water Heater: $25-$150/unit
Clothes Washer: $50/unit
Pool Heater: $2/MBH
Pool Cover: $0.50/sq ft surface area
Pipe Wrap: $3/ln. ft.
Truck Loading Dock Door Infiltration/Pit/Ramp Seal: $35-$250/unit
Custom Projects: $4/MCF
Maximum Incentive:See Page Four of Utility Application: $100-$50,000/customer/year depending on utility and remaining funding
Custom:40% of project cost
Equipment Requirements:See program web site
Installation Requirements:All projects must receive written pre-approval before purchases or installations.
Custom projects must have a payback period of 1-7 years.
Web Site:

The Efficiency United Program, administered by CLEAResult Consulting, provides commercial gas incentives for the following Michigan utilities:

Efficiency United

Michigan Gas Utilities
Semco Energy
Wisconsin Public Service Corp
XCEL Energy

The "Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act" (Public Act 295 passed in 2008) provided original authorization to create utility energy efficiency programs across the state. Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers can participate in prescriptive programs that provide incentives for the installation of energy efficient products and equipment. Reduced energy use from peak shaving, demand limiting, fuel switching, power generation, or operating schedule changes does not qualify. To qualify, equipment must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours per year. Applicants can complete online forms with attachments of invoices and all project costs and contact their local power company for more information or an application. Incentive dollar amounts are based upon the annual forecasted reduction at the time of project pre-approval.

  CLEAResult Consulting
3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 999-2301
Web Site:
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