Energy Wise

The GLE Energy Wise program rewards members for their energy optimization efforts with rebates.

As demand for energy increases with modern technology, consumers have a growing appreciation for the benefits of energy-efficient products and services. Fortunately, saving energy does not have to mean sacrificing comfort, quality, or convenience. Below is an outline of rebates available to help GLE members offset the cost of purchasing energy-efficient products and systems.

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Home Appliances

Every appliance comes with two price tags, the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. The Energy Wise program will help you save on the purchase price. ENERGY STAR appliances help you save money on operating costs by reducing energy use without sacrificing performance.

ProductRebateQualifications
Portable Room Dehumidifier$25ENERGY STAR qualified
Room Air Conditioner$25ENERGY STAR qualified
Portable Air Purifier$25ENERGY STAR qualified
Refrigerator$50ENERGY STAR qualified
Chest Freezer or Upright Freezer$50ENERGY STAR qualified
Clothes Washer$50ENERGY STAR qualified
Clothes Dryer – moisture sensor$50ENERGY STAR qualified
Clothes Dryer – heat pump$400ENERGY STAR qualified
Induction Stove / Cooktop$50Induction replacing gas or electric resistance. 3 element minimum. Portable units do not qualify.

Appliance Recycling

Do you have an old home appliance wasting energy in your basement or garage? Recycle it and save!

ProductRebateAvailability
Refrigerator$25Drop-off dates and locations coming soon!
Freezer$25Drop-off dates and locations coming soon!
Room Air Conditioner$25Drop-off dates and locations coming soon!
Dehumidifier$25Drop-off dates and locations coming soon!

Home Heating and Cooling

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

Air source heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners and furnaces by using outside air as a heat source or a heat sink depending on the season. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors; during the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume.

When heat pumps are installed as the primary source of heat in your home, you may qualify for a lower electric rate for the energy your heat pump uses. See our Efficient Electric Heating Rates.

Product Rebate Qualifications
ASHP – Package $1,000 Central Air-Source Heat PumpTier 1: AHRI Rated 15.0 SEER and 8.5 HSPF
ASHP – Mini Split $900 per Outdoor unit plus$100 per indoor Mini/Multi-Split DuctlessAir-Source Heat PumpTier 1: 17 SEER and 9 HSPF
Air-to-Water Heat Pump $2,000 COP of less than or equal to 1.7 outdoor air temperature of 5 degrees Fahrenheit and water temperature at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Required licensed mechanical.

Geothermal

Ground-source heat pumps, also referred to as geothermal heat pumps, rely on the relatively constant temperature of the earth to transfer heat to or from the ground. The premise has been in use since the late 1940s and continues to be one of the most energy-efficient options for home heating and cooling.

When heat pumps are installed as the primary source of heat in your home, you may qualify for a lower electric rate for the energy your heat pump uses. See our Efficient Electric Heating Rates

Product Rebate Qualifications
Ground-Source Heat Pump $2,000 Includes Well-Connect, replacement ground source heat pump or new ground source heat pump Geothermal, open loop water-to-water 17 EER minimum*
Ground loop for Heat Pump $2,500 New/replacement ground loop installed with eligible ground source heat pump
Desuperheater for Ground-Source Heat Pump $500 Must be connected to a ground-source heat pump with desuperheater for domestic hot water generation. Must be connected to ELECTRIC back-up water heater.

Water Heater

Water heaters are the second-highest source of energy use in a home. Rebates are available to offset upfront costs of energy-efficient options so you can enjoy significant savings over the life of the product.

Product Rebate Qualifications
Heat Pump Water Heater $1,200 Minimum 2.0 UEF
Electric Resistance Water Heater $100 High durability, point-of-use electric, or whole home electric.

Additional Home Equipment

Replacing sources of direct fossil fuel consumption with electric alternatives, also known as beneficial electrification, is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. With electric versions of lawnmowers and home battery backups replacing fossil fuel powered generators, taking advantage of beneficial electrification has never been easier.

ProductRebateDetails
Electric Lawnmower$50Electric push or self-propelled walk-behind lawnmower. Must be battery-electric cordless or corded. Mower must be charged / plugged-in within GLE service territory.
Electric Riding Mower$300Battery-electric riding lawnmower. Mower must be charged within GLE service territory.
Electric Panel Upgrade$500Up-sizing service panel capacity, adding a sub-panel, or increasing service capacity to the home. Must be tied to another qualifying major electrification measure such as a heat pump, heat pump water heater, or electric vehicle.
Battery Backup System$1,000Whole-home battery backup system. System must be capable of two-way communication with the utility.
Smart Occupancy-Sensing Thermostat$75Must feature both wi-fi connectivity and occupancy-sensing capability, such as motion sensors and/or GPS geofencing with setback. Thermostat must control an HVAC system with an air conditioner and/or electric heat.
Efficient Circulation Pump$200Must be ECM/permanent magnet motor. For hydronic heating systems only.

Electric Vehicles

As electric vehicles become more popular and affordable, rebates are available for members who want to reduce their carbon footprint with their vehicle choice. 

ProductRebateQualifications
EV & Charger$1,000Purchase a brand new or leased Electric Vehicle (EV) and install a Level 2 Smart Charger. Level 2 charger must be permanently wired and installed with data capability.
Level 2 Smart Charger$500Level 2 charger must be permanently installed and have data capability.

Commercial and Industrial

One of the best ways for a business to increase profits is to reduce overhead expenses. By participating in the Energy Wise program, you can identify the best ways to save energy and reduce costs. This program gives you the tools, resources, and incentives to improve energy efficiency at your business. Unsure where to start on your energy efficiency journey? Contact us for a free energy consultation for your business or farm. Call 888-476-9534 and ask for a referral to an Energy Advisor.

Compressed Air

Variety of compressed air measures including variable speed drive air compressors, nozzles, tools, and storage tanks.

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Product Rebate
Variable speed air compressor $100 per hp
Variable displacement air compressor $35 per hp
Two-stage rotary screw air compressor $20 per hp
Refrigerated cycling compressed air dryer – thermal mass $0.40 per SCFM
Refrigerated cycling compressed air dryer – variable speed $2.00 per SCFM
Refrigerated cycling compressed air dryer – digital scroll $2.00 per SCFM
Refrigerated air dryer replacing desiccant $4 per SCFM
Blower purge desiccant air dryer $3.50 per SCFM
Heat-of-compression air dryer replacing desiccant $4 per SCFM
Dew point sensor control for desiccant dryer $5 per SCFM
Air compressor outdoor air intake $8 per hp
Low pressure drop filter $5 per hp
Compressed air pressure flow controller $5.50 per hp
Zero-loss condensate drain $150 per drain
Pneumatic tool replaced with electric tool – corded $100 per tool
Pneumatic tool replaced with electric tool – cordless $60 per tool
Compressed air engineered nozzle for blow-off $150 per nozzle
Compressed air storage tank $25 to $50 per hp
Compressed air leak detection and repair  $10 per hp
Compressed air energy audit with leak detection and repair  $15 per hp

Custom Projects

Custom incentives are available for larger, complex projects requiring a tailored solution. Incentives are based on annual electric savings. Pre-approval is recommended. Contact an Energy Advisor to get started.

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Product Rebate
Custom lighting $0.06 per kWh saved
Custom non-lighting $0.06 per kWh saved

Agribusiness

Variety of equipment upgrades for dairy farms, irrigation, specialty ag lighting, indoor grow facilities, and more for your farm. For measures that are not unique to farms, refer to the Lighting and Non-Lighting applications. Download this spreadsheet if you need more rows for the Watts Reduction Calculation Table. 

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Product Rebate
Variable speed controller for milk vacuum pump $50 per hp
Milk pre-cooler heat exchanger $500 per heat exchanger or $0.10 per lb milk/day, whichever is higher
Variable speed drive on milk pump $500-$750 or $0.05-$0.07 per lb. of milk/day
Scroll compressor for dairy refrigeration $250 or $0.04 per lb milk/day, whichever is higher
Heat recovery tank $500
Dairy refrigeration tune-up $150 per system or $0.015 per lb milk/day, whichever is higher. Not to exceed 100% of service cost.
Exhaust or circulation fan $50 or $100
High volume low speed fans (HVLS) $250-$800
Fan Thermostat Controls $100 per fan controlled
VFD on Irrigation Pump $25/hp
Poultry LED light $0.40/watt reduced
LED grow lighting see expanded offers below
New facility LED grow lighting >4000 hrs/yr $0.25 per watt installed
New facility LED grow lighting >6000 hrs/yr $0.40 per watt installed
Existing facility LED grow lighting >4000 hrs/yr $0.30 per watt reduced
Existing facility LED grow lighting >6000 hrs/yr $0.45 per watt reduced
Existing cannabis facility LED grow lighting $0.30 to $0.60 per watt reduced
HVAC load reduction due to LED grow lighting $0.10 per watt reduced
Dehumidification of cannabis grow facilities $1.75 per pint/day capacity
VFD on ag fan, 750-2000 hr/yr $30/hp
VFD on ag fan, >2000 hr/yr $60/hp
VFD on ag pump, 750-2000 hr/yr $30/hp
VFD on ag pump, >2000 hr/yr $75/hp
VFD on well pump $35/hp
Low-energy livestock waterer or fountain $100/unit
Grain Storage Temperature and Moisture Management Controller $30 per fan-hp
Timer for engine block heater $20/unit
Farm energy audit $500/farm

Lighting

Variety of LED, TLED, fixture, delamping, signage, exterior lighting, parking garage lighting, and lighting control measures available for incentives. Download this spreadsheet if you need more rows for the Watts Reduction Calculation Table.

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Product Rebate
ENERGY STAR LED replacing CFL (all types) $1 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED A-lamp $2 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED candelabra lamp $4 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED globe lamp $4 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED MR16 lamp $3 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED reflector (PAR, R, or BR) lamp $5 per lamp
Relamping: 2ft T12 or T8 lamp replaced by 2ft TLED lamp $1 – $2.50 per lamp
Relamping: 3ft T12 or T8 lamp replaced by 3ft TLED lamp $2 – $3.50 per lamp
Relamping: 4ft T12 or T8 lamp replaced by 4ft TLED lamp $3 – $5 per lamp
Relamping: 8ft T12 or T8 lamp replaced by TLED lamp(s) $7 – $10 per lamp
Relamping: T5 lamp replaced by TLED lamp $1 – $3 per lamp
ENERGY STAR LED downlight $10 per unit
LED exit sign $13 per sign
T12 4ft lamp removal (with TLED retrofit) $5
T12 8ft lamp removal (with TLED retrofit) $10
T8 4ft lamp removal $5
Interior Non-High Bay Fixture Replacement $0.20 per watt reduced
High bay lighting $0.30 per watt reduced
Exterior lighting $0.30 per watt reduced
Indoor parking garage lighting (24 hr/day) $0.60 per watt reduced
Outdoor illuminated sign lighting to LED (24 hr/day) see expanded offers below
Signage lighting – continuous operation $0.50 per watt reduced
Signage lighting – dusk-to-dawn operation $0.30 per watt reduced
Signage lighting – commercial hours $0.20 per watt reduced
Interior occupancy sensor $0.06 per watt controlled
Interior occupancy and daylight sensor $0.08 per watt controlled
Interior daylight sensor $0.06 per watt controlled
Exterior Multi-step dimming controls $0.13 per watt controlled
Exterior occupancy sensor with daylight sensor $0.25 per watt controlled
Automated central lighting control $0.06 per sq. ft.

Non-Lighting

Variety of VFDs, electric chiller tune-up, computer room air conditioning, HVAC, commercial refrigeration, food service, industrial, and miscellaneous equipment measures available for incentives. 

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Product Rebate
VFD for electric motor – HVAC pump $75 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Process pump $75 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Irrigation pump $25 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Other well pump $35 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – HVAC fan $60 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Process fan $60 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Cooling tower fan $40 per horsepower
VFD for electric motor – Other qualifying uses $60 per horsepower
Chiller tune-up $6 to $12 per ton
High efficiency CRAC unit $11 per MBH
CRAC unit economizer $25 per MBH
Data room hot/cold aisle configuration $10 to $15 per MBH
VFD on CRAC unit process fan $150 per horsepower
ECM blower motor for furnace or AHU $95 per horsepower
Smart thermostat $0.02 per sq. ft.
Hotel guest room energy management $15 to $75 per guestroom
Occupancy sensor control for HVAC $25 per 1000 sq. ft.
Constant volume AHU to VAV $250 per 1000 sq. ft.
Night cover on open refrigerated grocery display case $7.50 per linear foot
No heat reach-in case door $125 per door
Anti-sweat heater control $80 per door
LED lighting in freezer or cooler display case $10 per linear foot
Occupancy sensor for LED lighting in reach-in case $6 per door
Cooler/freezer ECM evaporator fan motor replacing S/P motor $100 per motor
Cooler/freezer ECM evaporator fan motor replacing PSC motor $40 per motor
Evaporator fan motor demand controls on S/P motors $120 per controller
Evaporator fan motor demand controls on PSC motors $120 per controller
Evaporator fan motor demand controls on ECM motors $40 per controller
Floating head pressure control n/a
Strip curtain for walk-in cooler $5 per ft2
Strip curtain for walk-in freezer $25 per ft2
Automatic high-speed door for refrigerated warehouse $15-$100 per ft2
ENERGY STAR commercial freezer $50 each
ENERGY STAR commercial refrigerator $50 each
ENERGY STAR ice machine $50 each
Pre-rinse sprayer $50 each
ENERGY STAR steam cooker $1,000-$1,650
ENERGY STAR hot holding cabinet $200
ENERGY STAR fryer $150 per frypot
ENERGY STAR griddle $200 per griddle
ENERGY STAR convection oven $150 per cavity
Combination oven/steamer $1,300 per oven
Barrel wrap insulation for plastic molding machine $85 per sq. ft.
High efficiency welder $100 to $425 per welder
Cogged belt drives $2.50 to $5 per hp
PC network energy management software $9 per PC controlled
Optimized snow melt controls $9 per 1000 sq. ft.
High efficiency hand dryer $65 each
Industrial 3-Phase HF Battery Charger $100 (1-shift)
$200 (2-shift)
$260 (3-shift)
Agricultural irrigation pump – electric replacing engine $1,000 per pump or $40 per HP, whichever is higher
Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) $100 each
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pump System $200 per ton
Unitary or RTU Heat Pump $150 per ton
Electric Golf Cart $300 each
Electric Golf Cart Charger $100 each
Electric Golf Cart Full Conversion Bonus $10,000
Electric forklift truck – own, new $2,000 per forklift
Electric forklift truck – own, used $ varies with age
Electric forklift truck – lease $ varies with lease length
Air-to-Air Central Air-Source Heat Pump $1,000
Air-to-Air Central Air-Source Heat Pump – NEEP cold climate qualified $1,500
Air-to-Air Mini/Multi-Split Ductless Air-Source Heat Pump $900 for each outdoor unit plus
$100 per indoor unit
Air-to-Air Mini/Multi-Split Ductless Air-Source Heat Pump – NEEP cold climate qualified $1,400 for each outdoor unit plus
$100 per indoor unit
Air-to-Water Air-Source Heat Pump $2,000
Ground-Source Heat Pump – open loop or closed loop, including Well Connect $2,000
Ground-Source Heat Pump – new closed loop heat exchanger $3,500
Desuperheater for Ground-Source Heat Pump $500
Heat Pump Water Heater – 50 gallon or smaller $700
Heat Pump Water Heater – larger than 50 gallon $1,200
Electric Resistance Water Heater $100
Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) $500
Induction Stove/Cooktop $500
Electrical Panel Upgrade $500
Battery Backup System $1,000
All-Electric Bonus $5,000

Ready For Your Incentive?

Follow these three simple steps! Full qualifications and details can be found within the incentive application forms.

#1 Confirm Details

For GLE members who installed qualified appliances/equipment within the dates specified in the application form.

#2 Attach Paperwork

Provide copies of all receipts and/or invoices and clearly indicate equipment qualifications.

#3 Get Your Incentive

Completed documentation must be received within 60 days of installation.

Download and complete your application:
Residential Applications
Commercial and Industrial Applications

Additional Information

Great Lakes Energy does not sell or install heat pumps. Visit the Michigan Geothermal Association website below to locate a dealer.

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