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Detroit Public Lighting Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Wise Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/21/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Cool Roof, Electronically Commutated Motors (ECM)
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Light Fixtures: $2-$130
Lighting Controls: $0.10-$65
HVAC Equipment: $10-$30/ton
Programmable Thermostat: $30
Window Film/High Performance Glaze: $0.30/square foot
Chillers: $7 - $40/ton
Variable Frequency Drives: $40-$120
Cool Roof: $0.05/sq. ft.
Roof Insulation: $0.25/sq ft
Wall Insulation: $0.08/sq ft
Duct Sealing $20
Rooftop Unit Refrigerant Adjustment: $5
Commercial Refrigerators: $75-$200
Commercial Freezers: $75-$200
Ice Machines: $130-$480
Steam Cookers:$500-$950
Hot Holding Cabinet: $300-$600
Refrigerated Vending Machine Controller: $65
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $100
Vertical Night Covers for Open Refrigerated Cases: $1.25
Strip Curtains for Walk-In Cooler/Freezer: $7-$35
Electronically Commutated Motor: $80
Maximum Incentive:$75,000 per customer/facility, or 100% of the project cost
Expiration Date:11/30/2012
Web Site:

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, 2014 and November 30, 2014. 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.



  Energy Wise Contact
Detroit Public Lighting Department
440 Burroughs, No. 151
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 279-3034
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