Xcel Energy (Efficiency United) - Residential Rebate Program

December 04, 2009


Alpena Power Company offers rebates, assistance and other incentives through the Efficiency United program, which is a partnership between 11 Michigan utilities. The program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who install or employ energy efficient equipment or measures which save money and energy at home and at work. The Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program is one part of this energy efficiency consortium. Alpena Power Company offers rebates on CFL bulbs, natural gas water heaters, pipe wrap, faucet aerators, shower heads, smart power strips, and energy star clothes washers. Alpena also offers the Residential HVAC Program, which provides incentives to residential customers for installing energy efficient central air conditioning units, ECM blower motors, furnaces, water heaters, and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and will be based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards. See Efficiency United website listed above for forms, further details, program guidelines and incentives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://efficiencyunited.com/util_xcel.asp
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: CFL Bulbs: $1
Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Pipe Wrap: $4
Faucet Aerator: $1
Shower Head: $8
Smart Power Strips: $10
Energy Star Clothes Washer: $50
Central AC Unit: $100
Natural Gas Furnace: $200
ECM Blower Motor: $350
Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Set-Back Thermostat: $20
Maximum Incentive: Water Heater/Clothes Washer/AC's/ECM Motors: 1 per address
Smart Power Strips: 2 per address
Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft.
Faucet Aerators: 3 per address
Equipment Requirements: Natural Gas Water Heater: EF .62 or higher
Pipe Wrap: R-4, Insulating hot water pipes
Faucet Aerator: 1.5 GPM or less
Shower Head: 2 per address
Smart Power Strips: See application form
Energy Star Clothes Washer: CEE Tier 2 or 3 only
Central AC: SEER 14 or higher
Furnace: AFUE of 92% or higher
Set-Back Thermostat: Energy Star rated
Installation Requirements: Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor
Central AC/ECM Blower Motor: Electric customers only
Natural Gas Water Heater: EF 0.62 or higher

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.