C&I and Agribusiness Trade Allies

Program Changes Ahead: The Energy Optimization program name and brand will be discontinued after December 31, 2021; utilities are currently evaluating options for energy efficiency programs in 2022 and beyond. If you are bidding on work to be completed after November 30 during this transition period, please plan to remove incentives from your estimates, invoices, and customer discussions. We ask for your patience as 2022 programs are developed; in the meantime, please help us prepare for a smooth transition and submit Energy Optimization program incentive applications as soon as possible. All equipment must be installed by November 30 and completed Energy Optimization program incentive applications and contractor reward applications must be submitted by December 15, 2021.

Thanks for helping us save energy in Michigan!

Thanks for being a part of the Energy Optimization program team. We value your partnership and are dedicated to making your experience with our programs positive, productive, and valuable. Below, you’ll find links to our member utilities pages where you can locate all of the current applications and forms you will need to complete a project.

Bonus Rewards

C&I and Agribusiness Trade Ally Reward Application
Contractors may be eligible for a reward up to $400 when submitting an error-free incentive application on behalf of their customers. Customers get a great incentive for energy-saving improvements, and contractors receive a reward in the amount of up to 20 percent of the customer’s incentive. Trade Ally Rewards are limited to a total of $5,000 per Trade Ally per calendar year.


Available Incentives 

Commercial & Industrial Rebate Guide
A complete list of financial incentives available to make energy-saving improvements more affordable for businesses.

Sample Invoice

A complete rebate application should include an attached invoice detailing the costs of the project. Here is an example of an itemized invoice that includes the required information.

Trade Allies Overview
We help connect electric utility members and customers with local professionals who can help them select the best energy efficient products and equipment.

Find a Trade Ally
Search for a list of participating trade allies in your area.