CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER:
YOU HELPED US MEET DTE GOALS
Dec. 15, 2017 – Thanks to the efforts of you, our Trade Allies, the Energy Efficiency Program for Businesshas met its savings and incentive goals for the 2017 Program Year.
Working in partnership with our Program Team, you helped DTE Energy Customers save 318 GWh of electric energy and nearly 550,000 Mcf in natural gas. Altogether, nearly $22 million in incentives were paid out to Customers on more than 5,300 individual projects.
Going forward, we know that 2018 will be a challenging year – with DTE goals remaining at the same high levels – but we also know that, with your help, we’ll be equally successful in the coming year of meeting the energy savings needs of DTE Customers across the state.With those stories in mind – our success in 2017 and our hopes for 2018 – allow us to be among the first to wish each of you, your employees and colleagues, the most joyous of holiday seasons and a Happy New Year.
DTE PROGRAM KICK-OFF EVENTS ARE SET
FOR JANUARY; REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
Dec. 15, 2017 – On Jan. 16, 18 and 25, DTE Energy will be hosting kick-off events to roll out to Trade Allies and Customers all aspects of its energy efficiency portfolio.
These events will include a brief review of DTE’s Energy Efficiency Program for Business, Midstream Lighting Program, Food Service Instant Rebate Program, Business Energy Consultation Program and Strategic Energy Planning.
In addition to the presentations, there will be vendor tables and opportunities for networking – both between and among Trade Allies, as well as with DTE Customers.
The Jan. 16 event will be held at Laurel Manor in Livonia; the Jan. 18 event will be held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; the Jan. 25 event will be held at the MSU Education Center in Troy.
Once registration information is available, you will find those links on our EVENTS page.
SPECIAL DESIGNATED TRADE ALLY TRAINING IS BEING OFFERED IN FEB.
Dec. 15, 2017 – For the month of February, we are offering specially-scheduled Designated Trade Ally training on consecutive weeks in order to allow current DTAs to take advantage of the training and be grandfathered into our new policy concerning participation.
Under new rules of DTA eligibility, a Trade Ally must attend training and submit at least one paid Application to be considered for eligibility as a DTA. Once the training and Application requirement has been met, the TA will fall into a three-month waiting period before final DTA status is awarded.
By attending the February training, current DTAs who missed the Dec. 5 training will have an opportunity to be grandfathered into the program without having to wait the three months.
Regular monthly training will resume in March, with the new eligibility rules in place.
To register for one of the February training sessions, click on the EVENTS link above.
DON’T FORGET TO ASK FOR A THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM FROM US
Dec. 15, 2017 – Under new policies unveiled with the launch of the 2018 Program Year, only Designated Trade Allies are now eligible to receive third-party payments of incentives.
To receive incentives, however, a DTA must request a Third-Party Authorization Form from our office. This form must then be completed and signed by the Customer (Account Holder) and attached to the Final Application.
To begin the process, contact your Outreach Energy Advisor and request the form, or call us at 866.796.0512 (and press option 3).
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2018 PROGRAM? CONTACT US NOW
Dec. 15, 2017 – Now that the 2018 Energy Efficiency Program for Business Application has been launched, our entire Program Team is at your disposal to answer Program or Application questions and help you explain the Program and its incentives to your customers.
Remember: While Reservation Applications already are being accepted, Final Applications can’t be submitted until Jan. 1, 2018.
LAST TA NEWSLETTER OF 2017 IS NOW POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE
Dec. 15, 2017 – The fourth quarter Trade Ally newsletter was recently sent to all Program Trade Allies and is now posted on this website. In addition, we’ve archived newsletters going back to 2014, in case you missed an issue.