Detroit Public Lighting Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Wise Program

July 07, 2015


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, 2014 and November 30, 2014. 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. Rebate amounts for specific equipment is detailed in the program application. Custom rebates are also available based on the amount of electricity consumption saved through energy efficiency upgrades. A worksheet is available in the program application.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Detroit Public Lighting Department
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Roofs
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Light Fixtures: $2-$130
Lighting Controls: $0.10-$65
HVAC Equipment: $10-$30/ton
Programmable Thermostat: $30
Window Film/High Performance Glaze: $0.30/square foot
Chillers: $7 - $40/ton
Variable Frequency Drives: $40-$120
Cool Roof: $0.05/sq. ft.
Roof Insulation: $0.25/sq ft
Wall Insulation: $0.08/sq ft
Duct Sealing $20
Rooftop Unit Refrigerant Adjustment: $5
Commercial Refrigerators: $75-$200
Commercial Freezers: $75-$200
Ice Machines: $130-$480
Steam Cookers:$500-$950
Hot Holding Cabinet: $300-$600
Refrigerated Vending Machine Controller: $65
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $100
Vertical Night Covers for Open Refrigerated Cases: $1.25
Strip Curtains for Walk-In Cooler/Freezer: $7-$35
Electronically Commutated Motor: $80
Maximum Incentive: $75,000 per customer/facility, or 100% of the project cost


Name: Energy Wise Contact
Address: 440 Burroughs, No. 151
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: (313) 279-3034

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.