While there is no question that LED lighting is becoming more affordable seemingly every day, making the switch is still a hefty, long term investment for many businesses. Ensuring the quickest possiblereturn on this investment requires significant research, calculations, and often consulting from an expert in the industry. Here at Electro-Matic LED Lighting, we strive to help our clients understand their options so they can utilize all of the grants, incentives, and other opportunities available to them. One incentive that many businesses we work with in Michigan can benefit from is the DTE Energy Michigan Made Bonus, which was designed with the goal of rewarding businesses who use products made in Michigan to improve the energy efficiency of their organizations.
What is the DTE Energy Michigan Made Bonus?
DTE Energy offers the Michigan Made Bonus as a way of encouraging businesses to use energy efficiency products made in Michigan. Not only does the Michigan Made Bonus encourage DTE customers to improve the energy efficiency of their organizations, but it is also designed to help boost Michigan’s economy by incentivising making those purchases from Michigan manufacturers, such as Electro-Matic. DTE is awarding a 15% bonus to business customers who install eligible Michigan-made energy efficiency products, including LED lighting, certain appliances, and HVAC systems during 2014.
Who is eligible for the DTE Energy Michigan Made Bonus?
Eligibility for the DTE Energy Michigan Made Bonus is determined by the products purchased and the manufacturer purchased from. DTE Energy will award the bonus to its business customers who install eligible products in 2014 that meet the following criteria:
- Energy efficiency products must be at least 50% manufactured and/or assembled in Michigan (not including packaging).
- The manufacturer must submit an affidavit for each product that is installed as proof that the energy efficiency products meet the necessary conditions.
- Each affidavit must be included with the application for the Michigan Made bonus.
How do I apply for the Michigan Made Bonus?
Electro-Matic LED Lighting provides assistance to Michigan customers to ensure all possible incentives are utilized, including the DTE Energy Michigan Made Bonus. The application process is outlined below, but feel free to get in touch with an Electro-Matic representative who can help you to successfully complete the application process. You will need to:
- Download and complete the latest version of the 2014 Program Application.
- Check the Michigan-Made box for each incentive that meets the requirements (above).
- The interactive PDF Application will calculate the Michigan-Made bonus automatically.
- Submit your application and complete your project by Nov. 30, 2014.