Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (17 Municipalities)

April 05, 2023


Franklin Energy Services has partnered with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA), which is made up of 17 municipal utilities, to offer the Energy Smart Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Eligible business electric customers served by one of the 17 participating utilities may receive rebates on energy efficient lighting, controls, refrigeration, HVAC equipment, or several other energy efficient measures. Refer to the Program Application for all equipment requirements and guidelines. Purchased products must meet all program standards in order to receive rebates. The Small Business Direct Install Program offers free energy-saving products. Application forms for each municipality may be found on the program web site ( Call 877-NRG-SAV1 (877-674-7281) for further information about the Energy Smart Program. The following utilities participate:

  • Bay City
  • Charlevoix
  • Dowagiac
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Haven
  • Harbor Springs
  • Hart
  • Lowell
  • Paw Paw
  • Petoskey
  • Portland
  • Sebewaing
  • St. Loius
  • Sturgis
  • Wakefield
  • Wyandotte
  • Zeeland

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Franklin Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Custom: $0.10/kWh

Building Temperature Controls: $45/1,000 sq. ft.
Optimized Snow Melt Controls: $9/1,000 sq. ft.
Occupancy Sensor Control for HVAC: $30/1,000 sq. ft.
Constant Volume AHU to VAV: $450/1,000 sq. ft.
Air Side Economizer: $10/1,000 sq. ft.
Critical Zone Reset Control: $20/1,000 sq. ft.
Hotel GREM Controls: $10 - $65/unit
Interior Occupancy Sensors: $20 - $50/sensor
Exterior Occupancy Sensors: $20/sensor
Interior Daylight Harvesting Sensor: $0.09/sq. ft.
Network Lighting Controls: $0.06/sq. ft.

Compressed Air
VSD Air Compressor: $150/HP
Refrigerated Cycling Thermal Mass Air Dryer: $2/SCFM
Variable Speed Air Dryer: $2/SCFM
Dew-Point Sensor Control for Desiccant Dryer: $5/SCFM
Engineered Nozzles: $150/nozzle
Flow Controller: $10/HP
Variable Displacement Air Compressor: $35/HP
Desiccant to Refrigerated Air Dryer: $4/SCFM
Heat of Compression Air Dryer: $4/SCFM
Compressed Air Storage Tank: $30 - $50/CFM
Air Compressor Outside Air Intake: $8.50/HP
Low Pressure Drop Air Filters for Compressed Air: $5/HP
No-Loss Drains - Compressed Air: $150/drain
Compressed air Energy Audit and Leak Reduction: $15/HP

Variable Frequency Drives: $60 - $100/HP
Computer Room Air Conditioning: $14/MBH
Computer Room Air Conditioning Economizer: $35/MBH
VFD on Existing Computer Room Air Conditioning: $150/HP
Data Room Hot/Cold Aisle Configuration: $10 - $20
Air Conditioning/Heat Pump: $50/ton x quantity
HVAC Chiller Replacement: $40/ton
Chiller Tune-Up: $350/unit
Cogged Belt Drive: $5/HP
Synchronous Belt Drive: $9/HP
High Frequency Fork Lift Battery Charger: $100/unit/shift

Food Service Equipment
Steam Cooker: $600/unit
Refrigerator/Freezer: $100/unit
Ice Machine: $400/unit
Fryer: $80/unit
Hot Holding Cabinets: $200/unit
Commercial Dishwasher: $600/unit
LED Grocery Case Lighting: $40/door
Refrigerator Recycling: $50/unit
Occupancy Sensor for LED Case Lighting: $10/door
Walk-In or Case Cooler/Freezer ECM: $100/motor
No Heat Reach-In Case Doors: $150/door
Cooler Strip Curtains: $5/sq. ft.
Freezer Strip Curtains: $25/sq. ft.
Cooler/Freezer Door Gaskets: $2.50/ln. ft.
Cooler Night Convers: $1/ft./hour
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $80/door
High Speed Door: $15 - $145/door

See program website

Maximum Incentive: May not exceed 50% of the total project cost, or the individual utilities customer cap (varies per each utility).
Equipment Requirements: For all equipment requirements and guidelines, please refer to the Program Application.


Name: Energy Smart Residential Program
Address: 1500 Abbot Rd., Suite 100
East Lansing MI 48823
Phone: (877) 674-7281

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.