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Consumers Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/04/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Room Air Conditioners, Pipe Wrap, Refrigerator Recycling, Mobile Home Belly Insulation in Low Income program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:CFL/LED Lighting: Retailer Instant Discount
Programmable Thermostat: $10
WiFi-Enabled ThermostatL $50
Central A/C: $200 - $450
Air Source Heat Pump: $150 - $250
Ground Source Heat Pump: $200-$300
Room A/C: $20
Dehumidifier: $20
ECM Blower: $100
Natural Gas Furnace: $200-$300
Natural Gas Boiler: $500 - $900
Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heater: $75
Tankless Gas Water Heater: $100
Thermostat: $10 - $50
Furnace/Boiler/Central A/C Tune-up: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling with old, working A/C or Dehumidifier: $65
Clothes Washer: $25-$50
Window Replacement: $15 Each Opening
Patio Door Replacement: $40 Each Opening
Building Insulation: $10-$50/section
Home Performance Measures: Vary
Residential Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Program: Free CFLs, Refrigerators, and Building Shell measures beyond those conducted through WAP
Maximum Incentive:Home Performance Comprehensive Assessment and Installations: $3500
Insulation: $1,025
Equipment Requirements:Clothes Washer: ENERGY STAR; CEE Tier 2 or 3
Programmable Thermostat/Room AC: Energy Star-qualified
Central AC: 15 SEER
Air Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER
Geothermal Heat Pump: SEER 17
Tankless Gas Water Heater: EF 0.82 or higher
Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heater: EF 0.67 or higher Appliances must be ENERGY STAR certified.
Funding Source:Consumers Energy
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Consumers Energy residential electric customers are eligible to apply for a variety of rebates on energy efficient equipment. Customers must install equipment in the Consumers Energy service area and receive electric service from Consumers Energy for the appliance purchased. Consumers Energy may verify sales transactions and that installed energy-saving measures meet all applicable building codes, zoning laws, local, state, and federal requirements. A contractor’s invoice itemizing the purchased equipment and indicating type, make, model, price, serial numbers, and date of purchase must accompany each Consumers Energy Incentive Request Form.

The Residential Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Program is working with existing Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program delivery to support weatherization providers with more funding for deeper retrofits than those provided by WAP alone. A multifamily component provides direct installation of energy-efficiency measures for residential customers living in buildings with more than four units, satisfying income requirements and meeting established program guidelines. The program provides no-cost installation of efficient lighting equipment and refrigerators in living units and significantly discounted installation in common areas (both interior and exterior spaces).

For more information about income-qualified incentives or incentives for new construction, please contact CLEAResult Consulting.

  Consumers Residential Efficiency
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza, EP6-454
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (866) 234-0445
Phone 2: (517) 788-7198
Fax: (313) 557-0343
Web Site:
  CLEAResult Consulting
CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.
3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (877) 448-9433
Phone 2: (517) 999-2301
Web Site:
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