THE MICHIGAN AGENCY FOR ENERGY IS OFFERING
TWO REBATES FOR SWITCHING TO L.E.D. LIGHTING, ONE FOR
STREET LIGHTS AND ONE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
(Lansing - January 17, 2018) - The Michigan Agency for Energy today
announced two rebate programs for conversion to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in
Michigan, one for converting streetlights and the other for commercial building
Financial assistance is available only to the public sector and
nonprofit entities on a commercial rate, including municipalities and public
school districts. (Federal and state governmental entities are excluded.)
Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. MAE, through
the Michigan Energy Office (MEO), will match utility rebates up to 25 percent of
the total cost of the lighting replacements, with a maximum MEO payment of
$10,000 per applicant. Up to $200,000 is available for the two rebate programs.
The street light rebate program encourages energy waste reduction and
promotes community vitality by transitioning to energy efficient LED lights. The
program application is located here.
The goal of the commercial building
rebate program is to encourage cost-effective interior and exterior energy
upgrades that reduce operating costs, support job creation and free up capital
for reinvestment. The application can be found here.
Upgrades in each
funded project are expected to reduce energy waste by at least 30 percent.
Be a local municipality, K-12 public school, public
university or 501c(3).
Own the fixtures that are to be replaced.
Be registered in the State of Michigan Vendor System.
Bulk purchasing through MiDEAL is encouraged.
Use LED fixtures and be Design Lights Consortium (DLC) listed.
Have a utility
rebate pre-approval letter.
Be completed between Oct. 1, 2017 and May 1,
Applicants must submit a complete application and the Michigan Energy
Office (MEO) will have 30 days to approve or deny a project. The MEO will verify
that the lighting was installed (or accept utility verification), after which
rebates will be paid out within 45 days. Required documentation needed to apply
is a completed application, proof of payment for LED lights installed and proof
of utility verification or rebate.
Projects will be funded until May 1 or
until money is depleted, whichever occurs first. All questions regarding both
rebate programs should be directed to Jake Wilkinson at
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