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DTE Energy Efficiency
Program for Business

P.O. Box 11289
Detroit, MI 48211



866.796.0512 (option 3)

Program News

Program Funding Update:
Aug 17, 2016 – Effective Aug. 18, 2016, at 5 p.m., funding for electric projects has been 100% fully allocated for the 2016 Program Year.

As a result, any Applications received after 5 p.m. on Aug. 18 will be placed on hold for a period of time should funding become available at a later date. You may continue to submit Reservation Applications for electric projects; however, you are advised not to proceed with projects unless you receive a project reservation notice.

  • Projects being held for possible funding will be approved only as other projects are cancelled and 2016 Program funds become available. They will be reserved in the order in which they were received.

  • Exceptions to this fully allocated status are the on-going Midstream and Project Greenlight initiatives. Applications to those two programs will continue to be accepted until further notice.

  • Finally, the 2016 Quality Application Program has been suspended indefinitely.

NOTE: We continue to have funds available for gas projects and encourage you to apply for those projects while funds remain available.

We appreciate your support of the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business. We expect to begin accepting 2017 Reservation Applications as of Oct. 1, 2016. We will accept completed Final Applications beginning Jan. 1, 2017, for projects completed after Nov. 1, 2016. Application materials for the new Program year will be posted here as soon as possible.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions while your application is on hold, click here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Energy Efficiency Program for Business Team at 866.796.0512 (press Option 3), or email us at saveenergy@dteenergy.com.

Important Update: Quality Application Bonus
Aug. 12, 2016 – Effective Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, when submitting a project using our Online Application, we are requiring that a Quality Application Bonus request be written in the “Notes” section. This section is located under the “Validate” tab when reviewing your application for missing information. If you have any questions, please contact your Outreach representative or our office.

Two new LED Bonus Offers now available
April 27, 2016 – The DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business is offering two bonuses for upgrading to LED lights. Reservation applications are required and must be submitted by June 30, 2016—before work begins. Work must be completed and a final application submitted by Aug. 31, 2016.
2016 Exterior LED Bonus: Eligible prescriptive exterior LED lighting projects will receive a 10% bonus for upgrading exterior lighting to LED. This bonus is available for prescriptive projects only. Click here for more information.
2016 DLC Listed LED Bonus: Get a 15% bonus for installing DLC listed LED lights. This bonus is available for prescriptive projects only. Click here for more information.

0% financing still available through Michigan Saves offer
Jan. 1, 2016 – DTE Energy – in partnership with Michigan Saves – looks forward to expanding our special financing offers to commercial electric and natural gas customers for prescriptive and custom projects for 2016. Qualifying energy efficiency projects may now be eligible for:· 0% financing on up to $50,000 for up to 36 months· 2.99% financing on up to $150,000 for up to 60 months· 1.99% financing on up to $150,000 for up to 60 months for municipalities and K–12 schools. Click here to download the Michigan Saves Fact Sheet.