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Energy Smart - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities)   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/12/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Personal Computing Equipment, Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling, Clothes Dryer, Heat Pump Water Heater
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Central Air Conditioners: $100 - $300
Furnace with ECM: $150
LED lighting: $6 - $20
Freezer: $15
Heat Pump Water Heater: $750
Electric Hot Water Heater: $25
Solar Water Heater: $500
Air Source Heat Pump: $150 - $250 Mini-Split Heat Pump: $350 Electric Clothes Dryer: $25
Programmable Thermostat: $15
Room Air Conditioner: $15
Refrigerator: $25
Dishwasher: $20
Dehumidifier: $25
Intelligent Surge Protector: $10
TV: $15 - $50
Personal Computer: $15
Photovoltaic Solar Array: $400/kW
Variable Speed Pool Pump: $200
Refrigerator or Freezer Recycling: $50*
CFL Giveaway: Free**
Multifamily Direct Install: CFLs, Showerheads, Kitchen and Batch Aerators: Free***

*(Nonparticipating utility: Sturgis)
**(Nonparticipating utilities: Lowell, Traverse City, Wyandotte, Zeeland)
***(Participating utilities: Chelsea, Grand Haven, Holland, Paw Paw)
Equipment Requirements:Central Air Conditioners: 15 SEER minimum
Furnace: ECM equipped, 95% AFUE or higher
Air Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER minimum
Mini-Split Heat Pump: 21 SEER
Personal Computers, Refrigerators, Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers: Energy StarĀ® qualified
Electric Hot Water Heater: EF > 0.93
Electric Clothes Dryer: High efficient, moisture sensor
Programmable Thermostat: 2 programs, 4 temperature settings
Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling: Unit must work, 10-30 cubic feet
For all equipment requirements and guidelines, please refer to the Program Application.
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Franklin Energy Services has partnered with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA), which is made up of 20 municipal utilities, to offer the Energy Smart Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Residential electric customers served by one of the 20 participating utilities are eligible for rebates on energy efficient upgrades. Purchased products must meet program standards in order to receive rebates, please refer to the Program Application for all equipment requirements and guidelines. The Energy Smart Program also offers a $50 rebate for allowing JACO (an appliance recycler contracted through Franklin Energy) to pick up and properly dispose of inefficient, yet still working, refrigerators and freezer units (Sturgis does not participate in the appliance recycling program).Four of the participating utilities (Chelsea, Grand Haven, Holland, Paw Paw) also offer free Direct Installs for owners of multi-family properties who are interested in upgrading faucet aerators, light bulbs, and showerheads.
Application forms for each utility may be found on the program web site ( Please call 877-NRG-SAV1 (877-674-7281) for further information about the Energy Smart Program. The following utilities participate:

  • Bay City Electric Light and Power
  • City of Charlevoix
  • Chelsea Electric Department
  • Croswell Light and Power Department
  • Dowagiac Department of Public Services
  • City of Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Haven Board of Light and Power
  • Harbor Springs Municipal Utility
  • Hart Hydro-Electric
  • Holland Board of Public Works
  • Lowell Light and Power
  • Niles Utility Department
  • Village of Paw Paw
  • City of Petoskey
  • Portland Light and Power Board
  • City of St. Louis, the City of Sturgis
  • Traverse City Light and Power
  • Wyandotte Municipal Services
  • Zeeland Board of Public Works

  Energy Smart Residential Program
1500 Abbot Rd., Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (877) 674-281
Fax: (517) 203-0658
Web Site:
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