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Last Updated June 21, 2019

Program Overview


Financial Incentive



Incentive Type:

Rebate Program



Start Date:


Expiration Date:

12/31/2016 (current program year)

Web Site:

Applicable Sectors:

Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government, Agricultural

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Motor VFDs, Vending Machine Controls, Custom/Others pending approval


The Energy Optimization Programs, administered by the MIchigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) collaborative, provides commercial electric incentives for the following Michigan utilities:

  • Alger-Delta Electric Cooperative
  • Cloverland Electric Cooperative
  • Daggett Electric Company
  • City of Escanaba
  • Great Lakes Energy Cooperative
  • HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
  • Marquette Board of Light and Power
  • Midwest Energy Cooperative
  • Newberry Water and Light Board
  • Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association
  • Presque Isle Electric and Gas Cooperative
  • City of South Haven
  • City of Stephenson

The "Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act" (Public Act 295 passed in 2008) provided original authorization to create utility energy efficiency programs across the state. Commercial and industrial (C&I) members/customers can participate in prescriptive programs that provide incentives for the installation of energy efficient products and equipment. Prescriptive programs provide a incentive for the replacement or retrofit of high efficiency equipment. Reduced electric use resulting from peak shaving, demand limiting, fuel switching, power generation, or operating schedule changes does not qualify. To qualify, lighting must be used a minimum of 1,800 hours per year and other equipment must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours per year.

The C&I Custom Program allows measures and systems to be installed for situations unique to that member’s/customer's processes. Incentives are offered on a per (kWh) basis, based on projected annual savings.