Consumers Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

June 30, 2022


This incentive program is available to all customers who receive natural gas delivery services from Consumers Energy. Common areas of multi-family or mixed-use buildings are eligible if on an eligible rate schedule.

Prescriptive Incentives

These incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and improvements including categories such as: Lighting/Electrical, Mechanical, Refrigeration, and Building Envelope. Incentives are paid based on either quantity, size, or the efficiency of the equipment. Incentives are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in a retrofit or equipment replacement situation. The total calculated incentive cannot exceed 100% of the project cost.

Custom Incentives

These incentives are available to customers for less common or more complex energy-saving measures installed in qualified retrofit and equipment replacement projects that are not covered by the prescriptive incentive portion of the program. Custom incentives are paid based on the first-year energy savings (kWh or Mcf). Applicants have the option to apply for a custom incentive for projects that involve an integrated solution with both prescriptive and custom incentives.

Custom incentives include measures that result in a reduction in electric and/or natural gas energy use because of an improvement in system efficiency (i.e., a net decrease in energy use without a reduction in the level of service). The applicant must provide sufficient technical information, equipment performance data, operating assumptions, measurements, and calculations to support the energy savings estimates. The decision as to whether or not an improvement is eligible for a custom incentive is within the sole discretion of Consumers Energy.

Buy Michigan Bonus

Customers who use Michigan Made products in their energy-saving projects may be eligible for an additional 20% bonus incentive. An affidavit from the manufacturer attesting the product is at least 50% manufactured and assembled in the state of Michigan (exclusive of packaging) is required.

See the full catalog for complete details on equipment requirements.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Consumers Energy Business Solutions
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Insulation
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • Pool Pumps
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • Industrial Systems General
  • Industrial System / Process Specific
  • Building Systems
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Consumers Energy Business Solutions offers a wide variety of rebates. The categories are listed below. See the full catalog for information on individual incentive amounts.

Lighting Controls
Variable Frequency Drives
Compressed Air
Miscellaneous Electric
HVAC Equipment
Building Automation System
Advanced Air Distribution and Energy Recovery
Refrigeration, Laundry, and Kitchen
Building Envelope and Insulation
Pipe and Ductwork Insulation
LEED Whole Building
Custom Incentives
Business Instant Discount Program
Maximum Incentive: Prescriptive Incentives: 100% of the total project cost
Custom Incentives: 50% of the total project cost
Electric Customer Incentive Limit: $2 million across all facilities per customer
Natural Gas Customers Incentive Limit: $1 million across all facilities per customer
Natural Gas Custom Tiers per Customer:
100% of the calculated natural gas incentive up to $500,000
50% of the calculated natural gas incentive above $500,000


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.