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

July 03, 2022


DTE Energy's Commercial Your Energy Savings Program provides prescriptive incentives, predominantly on a simple per unit basis. Custom incentives are based on the amount of estimated annual energy savings 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.

Any purchaser of a qualifying energy efficiency measure in DTE's service area can participate in the program as long as the measure is installed in a business facility. The DTE Energy program will only pay incentives for energy saving from Detroit Edison and MichCon service areas, but all utilities in Michigan will offer similar programs. A custom incentive can be paid by two utilities for the same measure only if the measure saves both gas and electricity. Customers are defined by a unique taxpayer ID although exceptions may apply for very large organizations that have separate decision-making and approval groups.

To participate, customers should first verify that a project is eligible, and wait to begin work until they receive a reservation letter from the utility. Complete your project within 90 days of the date indicated on your reservation letter from us that confirms we are holding incentives for you or by Nov. 30 of the program year, whichever comes first. DTE Energy’s Your Energy Savings Staff will review the final project documentation, and a post-inspection may be required for verification purposes. Incentive payments will typically be sent within 4 to 6 weeks from when all the documentation is received and the field inspection is complete.

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/presctiptive+incentives
Administrator: DTE Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Roofs
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Boilers & Furnaces
Boiler Control: $0.10 - $0.25/MBH
Furnace/Unit Heater: $0.70 - $0.85/MBH
Boilers: $0.35/MBH
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement: $100/trap
Boiler Stack Economizer: $0.10 - $0.25/MBH
Boiler Tune-Up: $50 - $2,000/unit
Furnace Tune-Up: $15 - $75/unit
Process Furnace/Boiler Tune-Up: $175 - $1,000

Infared Heaters: $1.30/MBH
Destratification Fans: $40/1,000 sq. ft.
Direct Fired Make-Up Air Units: $0.80/MBH
Outside Air Ventilation Reduction (Reservation Required): $0.70/CFM Reduced
Sensible Energy Recovery Ventilation: $0.20/CFM
Total Energy Recovery Ventilation: $0.25/CFM
Automatic High-Speed Doors: $0.30/sq. ft.
Demand Controlled Venitilation Sensor: $30/sq. ft.
HVAC Occupancy Sensor: $25/sq. ft.
Hotel Guestroom Energy Management Control (Gas Heat) $25/CFM

Hot Water & Laundry
Domestic Hot Water Heating System: $0.45 - $1.00/MBH
Instantaneous Water Heater: $65/unit
Pool Heater: $1/MBH
Low-Flow Sink Aerators: $2/unit
Low-Flow Showerheads: $7/unit
Laminar Flow Restrictors: $3/unit
Condensor heat Recovery DWH: $50 - $100/ton
Storage Water Heater: $60 - $125/unit
Clothes Washer: $5 - $10/unit
Ozone Laundry: $15/lb. wash capacity

Pipe Wrap: $0.50 - $6/ln. ft.
Truck Loading Dock Seals: $80 - $160/door
Truck Loading Dock Leveler Ramp: $100/ramp
Flat Roof Insulation: $30/1,000 sq. ft.
Attic Roof Insulation: $45/1,000 sq. ft.
Wall Insulation (Reservation Required): $200/1,000 sq. ft.
Pool Covers: $035./sq. ft.

Process Gas
Furnace Tube Inserts: $20/unit
Process Boiler: $0.30 - $0.50/MBH
Tank Insulation: $5 - $10/sq. ft.
Air Compressor Exhaust Heat Recovery: $15/HP
Process Boiler Stack Economizer: $0.30 - $0.70/MBH
Modulated Boiler Control: $0.40/MBH
Regenerative/Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer: $30 - $40/CFM
Optimized Snow and Ice Melt Controls: $0.10/sq. ft.
Steam Trap Monitoring System: $10 - $150/trap

Miscellaneous Gas
Night Covers: $0.50/ln. ft. x hrs/day
Refrigeration Condenser Waste Heat Recovery: $35 - $38/ton
Reach-In Refrigerated Display Case Door Retrofit: $20 - $25/ln. ft.

Custom: $3.50/MCF
Maximum Incentive: See program website for details.
Equipment Requirements: See program website for full 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.