Demand Remains Strong for Business Energy Efficiency Programs

Lighting upgrades are one of the most popular energy efficiency incentives used by business customers.

The Consumers Energy Business Solutions energy efficiency incentive program is well into its third year and participation among businesses and municipalities continues to grow. Since the program began in 2009, we have processed more than 6,000 applications for both electric and natural gas incentives, and distributed more than $20 million dollars to customers who installed energy-efficient measures to replace existing inefficient equipment.
 
For 2011, we are seeing different projects submitted for incentives. Lighting upgrades still are very popular as they are easy to install, inexpensive and offer savings up to 30 percent over your existing lighting systems. In addition, this year we are seeing different measures such as central lighting control systems, energy management systems for HVAC systems and variable speed drives for process pumps and motors.
 
With the economy rebounding and continued pressure to hold the line on prices, now is the time to take advantage of the energy efficiency incentive program and make those upgrades to your facility. New energy-efficient equipment will help lower your energy use and help you control your expenses.
 
For more information on the energy efficiency program for municipalities or commercial and industrial customers, visit our website or contact the program team directly at (877) 607-0737.