NEW RULES INSTITUTED FOR NON-DLC LIGHTING
July 19, 2017 – Effective July 1, the rules concerning the use of non-DLC lighting have been revised to include Custom Applications. These rules include the prohibition of installing non-DLC lighting in Custom projects.
A full explanation of this change and how it works for both Prescriptive and Custom projects can be found in the revised Non-DLC Lighting Form and in the revised Policies and Procedures Manual.
GAUGES NOW SHOW LATEST VERSION DATE OF APPLICATION
July 19, 2017 – We continue to post the latest available version of the Application on this page – as part of the funding gauges displayed on the right side of this page. In this way, you can ensure you’re always using the latest version of the Application.
By posting the latest date of the live version, we can help ensure you’re using the correct, most up-to-date Application.
TRADE ALLY TRAINING CONTINUES IN GRAND RAPIDS
July 19, 2017 – On Aug. 10, we’ll be hosting another Designated Trade Ally training in Grand Rapids. For information on how to register for the August session, click on our Events Page.
TRADE ALLY TRAINING TO BEGIN IN GRAND RAPIDS
June 20, 2017 – On July 13 and Aug. 10, we’ll be hosting Designated Trade Ally training in Grand Rapids. Depending on Trade Ally response, we’ll schedule regular monthly sessions after the August date. For information on how to register for the July session, click on our Events Page.
PREVENT PAYMENT DELAYS: SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCS
WITH YOUR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
June 20, 2017 – Our Program requires that you submit all supporting documentation with your Application to ensure prompt review and processing for payment by our Program Team.
Recently, numerous Applications have been submitted without such documentation, delaying the projects’ processing for payments. To prevent delays with your Application, please comply with the submission checklist on Page 3 of the Application.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Although submission of the payee’s W-9 is not required until the Final Application, you can help accelerate the process by submitting the W-9 with the Reservation Application.
If you have questions about what’s required to process your Application, contact our office.
REVISIONS MADE TO PROGRAM WERE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1
June 1, 2017 – Responding to recent legislative updates and changing demands on the Energy Efficiency Program for Business, the following major revisions have been made to the program, June 1:
- The Project Cap has been eliminated; however, the Customer caps for electric ($1 million) and gas ($300,000) remain unchanged.
- The Michigan-Made Bonus has been suspended until further notice.
- The Multi-Measure Bonus has been suspended until further notice.
- Specifications have been revised for the following Process Gas measure: PG-21- Air Compressor Exhaust Heat Recovery. (See the Catalog for the revised specifications.)
- Incentives have been revised for these natural gas measures:
For a review of the changes, click here.
Project of the Month: Stellux Management & Precision Material Handling Equipment
July 1, 2017 – Sufficient lighting is extremely important to maintain a safe and efficient warehouse. This is particularly true for Precision Material Handling Equipment (MHE), a full-service manufacturer of complex material handling products. Lighting is crucial when handling complex materials.
The company’s highly trained welding and technical staff supports the manufacturing of a diverse range of material handling solutions. Their Inkster based state of the art facility is well suited for high volume material handling projects.
Stellux Management LLC was brought on board to install lighting upgrades, including an overhaul of indoor lighting, replacing old inefficient lighting with new double integrated T5s, interior linear LEDs and high bays.
Precision MHE received more than $46,000 in DTE Energy incentives. A total of 1,216 LED fixtures were retrofitted which will reduce the annual kWh consumption from 1,265,244 kWh down to 528,617 kWh. This 59% reduction in lighting energy use will save Precision MHE approximately $94,836 annually.
The improved lighting levels throughout the facility help promote quality, safety, and performance for their greatest asset, their employees. Stellux Management LLC is a DTE Energy Designated Trade Ally based in Wixom, Mich. that provides energy analyses, lighting design and light procurement for businesses and non-profits seeking to update their lighting systems.
About DTE Project of the Month
Each month the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business will highlight an exceptional project completed by a Trade Ally. If you are a Trade Ally that would like to have one of your projects considered for our Project of the Month, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Project of the Month.