2017 Program Catalog

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Program News

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.


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.

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: River City Mechanical & Kentwood Public Schools
June 1, 2017 – The school year may be coming to an end for students, but many facility upgrades and maintenance projects are just beginning. The Kentwood School District is ensuring their students have a safe, comfortable learning environment by completing their annual CSD-1 inspections and boiler tune-ups.

CSD-1 inspections are required in the state of Michigan on all commercial boilers and must be completed by a state-licensed contractor. Many customers choose to perform CSD-1 inspections and boiler tune-ups at the same time. Incentives are not available for CSD-1 inspections, but there are incentives for boiler tune-ups.

River City Mechanical completed tune-ups and CSD-1 testing across all of the district’s facilities, including 17 schools. They completed the required paperwork and helped the district utilize DTE Energy’s boiler tune-up incentive.

The school district received more than $15,000 in rebates from DTE Energy and is expected to save 2,700 Mcf annually, resulting in $8,700 in annual energy savings. The money saved with the rebates can be put towards the district’s students.

River City Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contractor with almost two decades of professional business in the West Michigan area. Kentwood Public Schools and River City Mechanical look forward to utilizing DTE Energy’s incentive programs in the future.

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 lauren.harris@dnvgl.com with the subject line “Project of the Month.