DTE Energy (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

April 05, 2023


The Energy Efficiency Program for Business offers prescriptive incentives for both electric and natural gas energy efficient improvements in areas of lighting, HVAC, processes, compressed air, insulation, food service, boiler/furnace tune-ups and other miscellaneous measures. 

Prescriptive incentives are available for one-for-one change outs, replacements or upgrades unless explicitly stated otherwise in the Program Catalog and Application. For a complete list of prescriptive electric and gas measures and to verify prescriptive incentive amounts or specifications please see the 2019 Program Catalog and Application. 

Custom incentives, based on the amount of estimated annual energy savings, are also available 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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/save-energy/business/incentives/compare+incentive+options
Administrator: DTE Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Roofs
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Custom Measures: 50% of cost


Unitary and Split AC Systems: $4 - $10/ton
Air Source Heat Pump: $3 - $13.50/ton
Closed Loop Water Source Heat Pump: $2/ton
Package Terminal AC: $5/ton
Package Terminal Heat Pump: $5.50/ton
Ground-Source Heat Pump: $15 - $110/ton
Hotel Guestroom Energy Management Control: $15 - $30/room
Web-Based Energy Management System: $40/1,000 sq. ft.
Chilled Water Reset: $1/ton
Occupancy Sensor with CV Chilled Water System: $10/1,000 sq. ft.
Occupancy Sensor with VAV Chilled Water System: $20/1,000 sq. ft.
Variable Frequency Drive: $25 - $100/hp
Economizer: $10/ton
Cool Roof: $10/1,000 sq. ft.
High Performance Glazing in Windows: $12/100 sq. ft.
EC Motors: $70/hp
Efficient Chilled Water Pump: $35/hp
Efficient Hot Water Pump: $35/hp
HVAC Tune-Up: $1 - $5/ton

Process Electric
High Efficiency Pumps: $10/hp
Variable Frequency Drives for Process: $20 - $60/hp
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle: $50/nozzle
Compressed Air Pressure Flow Controller: $4/hp
Compressed Air Audit with Leak Repair: $20 - $35/CFM detected
VSD Air Compressor: $60 - $75/hp
Efficiency Compressed Air Dryer: $0.30 - $1/CFM
Refrigerated Air Dryer: $3/SCFM
No-Loss Condensate Drains: $100/drain
Compressed Air Storage Tank: $25 - $30/hp
Variable Displacement Air Compressor: $25/hp
Heated Desiccant Air Dryer: $1 - $2.50/SCFM
Blower Purge Desiccant Air Dryer: $2.50 - $4/SCFM

Battery Charger: $80 - $200/charger
EC Plug Fans: $60 - $100/fan
Computer Room AC Units: $8 - $10/MBH
Computer Room AC Air Side Economizer: $23 - $26/MBH
Computer Room AC Refrigerant Economizer: $18 - $22/MBH
Barrel Wraps for Injection Molders & Extruders: $25/sq. ft.
Insulated Pellet Dryer Ducts: $5 - $17/ln. ft.
Tank Insulation: $1 - $2/sq. ft.
Electric Motors replacing Pneumatic Motors: $70/hp
High Efficiency Welders: $80/welder
Air Blowers Replacing Compressed Air Blow-Off: $300/hp
Electric Tools replacing Pneumatic Tools: $80/tool
Cordless Electric Tools replacing Pneumatic Tools: $40/tool
Fiber Laser Cutter replacing CO2 Laser Cutter: $1,800/kW
Injection Molding Machines replacing Hydraulic Injection Molding Machines: $11 - $13/ton

Efficient Refrigeration Condenser: $70/ton
ECM Motor for Reach-In Refrigerated Display Case: $45/motor
ECM Motor for Walk-In Cooler and Freezer: $75/motor
Evaporator Fan Motor Control on ECM Motors for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers: $15/controller
Evaporator Fan Motor Control on PSC Motors for Walk-In Coolers and Freezer: $45/controller
Walk-In Cooler/Freezer Evaporator Fan Motor Deduction: $80/motor removed
Night Covers: $1/ln. ft. x hours/day
Strip Curtains on Walk-In Cooler Doors: $3/sq. ft.
Strip Curtains on Walk-In Freezer Doors: $4/sq. ft.
Door Gaskets on Coolers and Freezers: $2/ln. ft.
Automatic Door Closers for Refrigerated Walk-In Cooleres/Freezer Doors: $50/door
Reach-In Refrigerated Display Case Door Retrofit: $30 - $80/ln. ft.
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers: $40/controller
Anti-Sweat heater Controls: $50/door
Floating head Pressure Controls: $50/ton
Intelligent Multi-Socket Surge Protector: $1/protector
PC Network Energy Management Controls: $5/PC
High Efficiency Clothes Washer: $25 - $50/washer
Heat Pump Storage Water Heater: $250/heater
Electric Tankless Water Heater: $35/heater
High Efficiency Hand Dryer: $50/dryer
Maximum Incentive: Electricity Customer: $1,000,000
Equipment Requirements: See program web site and brochure for requirements


Name: DTE Energy
Address: 3031 W. Grand Blvd, Suite 506
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: (866) 796-0512
Email: YourEnergySavings@kema.com

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.