Consumers Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

Last updated: November 27, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Utility
Category:Financial Incentive
Incentive Type:Rebate Program
Web Site:
Utilities:Consumers Energy Co
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Geothermal Heat Pumps
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE, Tankless Water Heater, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount:Custom: $0.08/kWh saved Building Envelope & Insulation Wall Insulation: $0.60/sq. ft. Attic Roof Insulation: $0.30/sq. ft. Flat Roof Insulation: Up to $0.16/sq. ft. Window Reduction: $0.75/sq. ft. Window Film: $0.40/sq. ft. Window Awning: $0.25/sq. ft. High Performance Glazing in Windows: $0.25/sq. ft. Cool Roof: $0.02/sq. ft. Automatic High Speed Doors: Up to $150/sq. ft. Domestic Hot Water: $0.50 - $1/sq. ft. HVAC & Mechanical AC/Heat Pump Systems: $30 - $40/ton Computer Room Air Conditioning: $20/MBH Computer Room Air Conditioning Glycol Economizer: Up to $60/MBH Air-Cooled Chiller: $13/ton Water-Cooled Chiller: $20/ton Laboratory Fume-Hood Ventilation Reduction: Up to $1.40/CFM Enthalpy Wheel Energy Recovery Unit: $0.40/CFM Fixed-Plate Energy Recovery Unit: $0.35/CFM Dust Collector Air Exhaust Recovery Unit: $1.50/CFM Web-Based Building Automation Systems: Up to $0.45/sq. ft. Hydronic HVAC Pump Control: $80/HP Critical Zone Supply Air Reset Control: $20/ton Air-Side Economizer: $15/ton Optimal Start/Stop on Air Handling Units: Up to $0.10/sq. ft. Occupancy Sensor Control for HVAC Systems: Up to $0.09/sq. ft. Chilled Water Reset Retrofit: Up to $0.08/sq. ft. Demand Control Ventilation: Up to $0.08/sq. ft. Hotel Guestroom Occupancy Sensor: $65 Auto Sash Closer: Up to $80/ln. ft. Reduced/Optimized Air Exchange Per Hour Rate: Up to $2.75/CFM reduced Sash Stops: $25/ln. ft. Occupancy Sensor with VAV Hood: Up to $60/ln. ft. Low Flow Hood with VAV Hood: Up to $60/ln. ft. Domestic Water Heater Tune-Up: Up to $350/boiler Air and Water-Cooled Chiller Tune-Up: Up to $7,500/chiller Steam Trap Repair/Replacement: $175/trap Kitchen, Refrigeration & Laundry Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Control: $1/CFM LED Lighting for Refrigeration Casees: $10/ln. ft. Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigeration Lighting: $15/door Refrigeration Light Reduction: Up to $0.18/watt reduced Anti-Sweat Heater controls: $75/door Evaporator Fan Demand Control: Up to $120/controller Floated Head Pressure Control: Up to $100/ton Refrigerator Case ECM: $70/unit Walk-In ECM Replacing non-ECM: $100/unit Walk-In Cooler Evaporator Motor Reduction: $250/motor removed Reach-In Refrigerated Case Doors: Up to $120/ln. ft. No Heat Reach-In Case Doors: Up to $150/door Cooler/Freezer Strip Curtains: $6 - $9/sq. ft. Door Gasket Seals: $2/ln. ft. Laundry Ozone Generation System: $40/lb Lighting: Varies
Maximum Incentive:See program website for details
Eligible System Size:See program website for details
Installation Requirements:Project savings must be sustainable for a period of five years or for the life of the product, whichever is less


Technologies:Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors:Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government, Federal Government, Multifamily Residential
Parameters:The incentive is 0.08 $/kWh


Passage of the Clean, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Act of 2008 paved the way for the Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program to provide incentives for customers who upgrade facilities with energy-efficient equipment. This incentive program is available to all customers who receive electric delivery service from Consumers Energy. Common areas of multi-family or mixed-use buildings are eligible if on an eligible rate schedule

Prescriptive incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and are paid based on the quantity, size, and efficiency of the equipment. Custom incentives are available to customers for more complex energy-saving measures and must have a payback period of between 1 and 10 years. Custom incentives are paid based on the first-year energy (kWh or MCF) savings and are eligible for both gas and electricity rebate amounts. Other Consumers Energy incentives are available through the Small Commercial Direct Install, New Construction, Pilot, Michigan Saves and Self Direct Programs. Additionally, a bonus incentive of 15% may be available to customers who purchase equipment manufactured in Michigan. Contact Consumers Energy for additional information on these electric or natural gas programs.

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