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Last Updated May 21, 2024

Program Overview


Financial Incentive



Incentive Type:

Rebate Program


Consumers Energy Business Solutions

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This incentive program is available to all customers who receive natural gas delivery services from Consumers Energy. Common areas of multi-family or mixed-use buildings are eligible if on an eligible rate schedule.

Prescriptive Incentives

These incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and improvements including categories such as: Lighting/Electrical, Mechanical, Refrigeration, and Building Envelope. Incentives are paid based on either quantity, size, or the efficiency of the equipment. Incentives are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in a retrofit or equipment replacement situation. The total calculated incentive cannot exceed 100% of the project cost.

Custom Incentives

These incentives are available to customers for less common or more complex energy-saving measures installed in qualified retrofit and equipment replacement projects that are not covered by the prescriptive incentive portion of the program. Custom incentives are paid based on the first-year energy savings (kWh or Mcf). Applicants have the option to apply for a custom incentive for projects that involve an integrated solution with both prescriptive and custom incentives.

Custom incentives include measures that result in a reduction in electric and/or natural gas energy use because of an improvement in system efficiency (i.e., a net decrease in energy use without a reduction in the level of service). The applicant must provide sufficient technical information, equipment performance data, operating assumptions, measurements, and calculations to support the energy savings estimates. The decision as to whether or not an improvement is eligible for a custom incentive is within the sole discretion of Consumers Energy.

Buy Michigan Bonus

Customers who use Michigan Made products in their energy-saving projects may be eligible for an additional 20% bonus incentive. An affidavit from the manufacturer attesting the product is at least 50% manufactured and assembled in the state of Michigan (exclusive of packaging) is required.

See the full catalog for complete details on equipment requirements.