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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/08/2013
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Room Air Conditioners, Heat Pump Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Smart Power Strip, Clothes Dryer, Refrigerator Recycling, Pipe Wrap, Low Flow Aerator Kits
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:CFL Bulbs: Varies by retailer
Ceiling Fan: $15
CFL Fixture: $15
LED Fixture/Downlight Kit: $20
LED Light Bulbs: $10
Smart Power Strip: $20
Room Air Conditioners: $20
Clothes Washer: $25
Clothes Dryer: $25
Dishwasher: $25
Dehumidifier: $20
ECM Blower Motor: $150
Air Conditioner: $100
Electric Water Heater: $50
Refrigerator: $20
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Pipe Insulation: $0.80/ft
Heat Pump Water Heater: $100
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Low Flow Aerator Kit: $10
Energy Savings Kit: Free with free online energy audit
Maximum Incentive:Ceiling Fans: 4
Smart Power Strip: 2
Pipe Wrap: 10 ln. ft.
CFL Bulbs: 12
Refrigerator Recycling: 2
Equipment Requirements:Appliances: Energy Star qualified
Air Conditioner: 16 SEER
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The Energy Optimization Programs, administered by WECC, provides residential electric incentives for the following Michigan utilities:

Energy Optimization

Alger-Delta Electric Coop
Cloverland Electric Coop
City of Escanaba
Marquette Board of Light and Power
City of Stephenson
Great Lakes Energy Coop
Midwest Energy Coop
Newberry Water & Light Board
Ontonagon County R E A
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Coop
Thumb Electric Coop
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Coop

The Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act (Public Act 295) passed in October 2008 provided original authorization to create these energy efficiency programs. The Efficiency United and Energy Optimization Programs provide residential electric and gas incentives, as well as the "Energy Depot," a set of online tools and resources to help manage home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is a free resource providing a home energy audit; homeowners can quickly estimate the annual energy use and cost of home energy systems and appliances.


* Note: Any single utility may choose which of the available technologies to offer to its customers. All incentives listed above are not available in every service area.

  Energy Optimization
431 Charmany Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (877) 296-4319
Fax: (608) 249-0339
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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