Consumers Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

April 05, 2023


Consumers Energy offers a variety of Energy Efficiency rebates and programs to commercial customers. Incentives include building envelopes and insulation, HVAC equipment, commercial cooking and refrigeration equipment, lighting, new home construction, and custom incentives.

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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • 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: $0.10 per kWh of electricity and $12 per Mcf of natural gas 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 (exterior): Up to $0.50/sq. ft.
Domestic Hot Water: $0.50 - $1.00/linear ft.

HVAC & Mechanical
AC/Heat Pump Systems: $30 - $70/ton
Computer Room Air Conditioning: $10/MBH
Computer Room Air Conditioning Glycol Economizer: Up to $60/MBH
Air-Cooled Chiller: $7/ton
Water-Cooled Chiller: $10/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 $0.15/sq. ft.
Hydronic HVAC Pump Control: $80/HP
Critical Zone Supply Air Reset Control: $25/ton
Air-Side Economizer: $15/ton
Optimal Start/Stop on Air Handling Units: Up to $0.30/sq. ft.
Occupancy Sensor Control for HVAC Systems: Up to $0.08/sq. ft.
Chilled Water Reset Retrofit: Up to $30.00/ton
Demand Control Ventilation: Up to $0.10/sq. ft.
Hotel Guestroom Occupancy Sensor: $80
Auto Sash Closer: Up to $100/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: $0.50/CFM
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases: $10/ln. ft.
Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigeration Lighting: $20/door
Anti-Sweat Heater controls: $75/door
Evaporator Fan Demand Control: Up to $130/controller
Floated Head Pressure Control: Up to $150/ton
Refrigerator Case ECM: $70/unit
Walk-In ECM: $150/unit
Walk-In Cooler Evaporator Motor Reduction: $250/motor removed
Reach-In Refrigerated Case Doors: Up to $100/ln. ft.
No Heat Reach-In Case Doors: Up to $200/door
Cooler/Freezer Strip Curtains: $8 - $25/sq. ft.
Door Gasket Seals: $5/ln. ft.
Laundry Ozone Generation System: $40/lb

Lighting: Varies
Maximum Incentive: Custom: $500,000 per year, with an additional 50% of rebates above $500,000
Equipment Requirements: See program website for details


Name: Consumers Energy Efficiency
Address: P.O. Box 1040
Okemos MI 48805
Phone: (877) 607-0737

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.