In October 2008, the Michigan legislature enacted a series of bills addressing several components of the state’s energy markets. Among the enacted laws was Public Act (P.A.) 295, which renewed and revised the state’s commitment to energy efficiency in state facilities that had previously been addressed under several Executive Directives.
The Efficiency United program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who employ energy efficient measures. Programs offer rebates on natural gas water heaters, clothes washers, pipe wrap, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards.
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*Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU)
The Detroit Public Lighting Department (PLD) offers residential customers rebates for energy efficient lights. In addition, low-income residential customers may qualify for free compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Specific rebate amounts, equipment requirements, and applications are available on the program web site. Rebate amounts may not exceed the cost of the item. In order to qualify, lights must be purchased between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Applications must be postmarked by January 6, 2013.
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, 2012 and November 30, 2012. 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.
This rule requires that anyone who desires to construct a dam that is 6 feet or more in height and impounds 5 surface acres or more at the design flood elevation, must first obtain a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality
'''''Although the program web site above links to the residential section of DTE Energy's web page, the program itself is not limited to residential customers. Other customers that meet the program requirements are also eligible to participate.
DTE Energy offers rebates for commercial facility new construction. Measures eligible for new construction and remodeling incentives encourage an integrated approach to incorporating energy efficiency in new construction and remodeling projects. New construction/remodeling projects must involve a facility improvement that results in isolated and measurable or verifiable electrical savings (kWh) and/or natural gas energy savings (MCF).
DTE offers a combination of energy audit discounts and rebates for the installation of energy efficiency improvements 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, boilers, air sealing, and energy audits.
DTE Energy's Commercial Your Energy Savings Program provides prescriptive incentives, predominantly on a simple per unit basis. Custom incentives are based on the amount of estimated annual energy savings and apply to all energy efficiency improvement measures that are not eligible for a prescriptive incentive. The New Construction and Remodeling Program provides design assistance and incentives for more efficient buildings by installing energy-efficiency equipment and controls that are not required by building energy codes and are above standard construction practices.