CGE Lighting Services can help you take advantage of energy efficiency upgrade incentives that can lower your project cost and improve your ROI. If you have been considering an energy efficient lighting upgrade now is the time to act. If the past is any indication the incentives may be fully commited by late summer or early fall. ramp 60-savings

Utility Rebates

Virtually every utility in Michigan is currently offering incentives to upgrade lighting at your facility. Programs vary by utility.

If you have been considering an energy efficient lighting upgrade now is the time to act. This the the last year for utility incentives in Michigan unless they decide to extend them. If the past is any indication the incentives may be fully committed by late summer or early fall and any new applications go on a waiting list with no guarantee of receiving funds.

DTE and Consumers Energy have released it's 2013 program applications.

DTE Incentives

  • DTE is currently offering incentives on the following:
  • Compact Fluorescents and LEDs (Incandescent/Halogen to CFL or LED)
  • High Performance (HP) Linear Fluorescents
  • Low Wattage (LW) 4-foot Linear Fluorescents
  • Interior High-Intensity Discharge (HID) to Fluorescent Fixtures
  • Exterior or Garage HID to LED/Induction Lighting Retrofit
  • Exit Sign Conversion to LED
  • Traffic Signal Conversion to LED
  • Controls
  • Daylighting
  • Food Service Lighting
  • De-lamping

A custom incentive option is also available for lighting projects that do not fit into the perscriptive program.

Find more details about the DTE Incentive Program for business here.

Consumers Energy Incentives

Perceriptive incentives offered by Consumers Energy are similar to DTE. However rebate amounts and the way the are calculated are different.

A custom incentive option is also available for lighting projects that do not fit into the perscriptive program.

Get the details about the Consumers Energy Incentive Program for business here.

Government Incentives

Accelerated Depreciation:

This link is to an IRS Revenue Ruling http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-11-26.pdf confirming that LED outdoor retrofit installations qualify for 50% bonus depreciation in the year it is placed in service.

EPACT 2008 (the Energy Policy Act) - offers a commercial building tax deduction that will allow commercial buildings to take a deduction of up to 60 cents per square foot when the lighting energy use is reduced compared to the ASRAE 90.1 standard.

The EPACT deduction only applies to indoor lighting upgrades! Beware of any contractor clamining that this applies to outoor lighting projects.

EPACT is set to expire on Dec 31, 2013.

For more infomation about the EPACT deduction (179d) go here.