Energy Wise Terms and Conditions

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

Application

Energy Wise applications and any required additional documentation, including the invoice, must be filled out completely, truthfully, and accurately. Members are advised to retain a copy of this application and any accompanying documentation submitted to Great Lakes Energy Co-op under this program. Great Lakes Energy Co-op and its contractors will not be responsible for lost documentation pertaining to this application request. Details of this program, including incentive levels, are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. This application with required documentation must be received within 60 days of installation. Incentive amount cannot exceed 75% of project cost.

Limited Funds

Funds for incentives are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Incentive amounts are valid through December 31, 2024, unless revised. Great Lakes Energy Co-op reserves the right to not pay this incentive if funds are not available at the time of application approval, or if the form is not filled out completely and accurately, including all required additional information, and submitted within the required time allowed. Incentive amount may not exceed 75% of project cost.

Eligibility

This offer is valid for Great Lakes Energy Co-op residential members applying through the Great Lakes Energy efficiency residential incentive program only. Members applying for an incentive must have an active electric account from Great Lakes Energy Co-op. This offer is not valid for commercial properties. Equipment must be installed in the Great Lakes Energy Co-op service territory in Michigan only. Eligible equipment can be found in this application. Equipment must be new (not used or refurbished) to be eligible for incentives. Limit one incentive per eligible measure/unit or as noted in each measure section.

Approval, Verification, and Inspection

Prior to any payment of incentives, Great Lakes Energy Co-op reserves the right to verify sales transactions. Members and/or their contractor will verify that the installed energy-saving measures meet all applicable building codes, zoning laws, local, state, and federal requirements, and other relevant requirements. The member/contractor is responsible for any applicable permits as required by aforementioned code/law. Outdoor temperatures may affect this verification process. The member’s home may also be selected for a quality control post-installation inspection by Great Lakes Energy Co-op. No warranty is implied by this inspection.

Proof of Purchase

An invoice or receipt itemizing the purchased equipment must accompany each incentive application form. The receipt must indicate the equipment type, make, model, price, serial numbers, and the date of purchase. For measures requiring licensed contractor installation an invoice from the installing contractor detailing equipment installed must accompany each application.

Payment

If project cost is less than standard incentive amount, incentive payment will be pro-rated to be paid in the amount of 75% of the cost. Once completed paperwork is submitted, incentive payments are usually mailed/credited within four to six weeks. Payment processing may take longer if information is missing on the application. 

Tax Liability

Great Lakes Energy Co-op will not be responsible for any tax liability that may be imposed on the member as a result of the payment of incentives. Please contact your tax advisor for more information. 

No Endorsement

Great Lakes Energy Co-op does not endorse any particular manufacturer, product, system design, claim, or contractor in promoting this program.

Information Release

The member agrees that Great Lakes Energy Co-op may include their name, address, account number, services, and resulting energy savings (“information”) in a database hosted by Great Lakes Energy Co-op, and such information may be included in reports or other documentation submitted by Great Lakes Energy Co-op, and/or the Michigan Public Service Commission (“reports”). Great Lakes Energy Co-op will treat such information as confidential, and the information in the reports shall only be aggregated.

Release / Indemnification

Payment of incentives under the Great Lakes Energy efficiency program and/or evaluation of applications for incentives shall not deem Great Lakes Energy Co-op or any of its affiliates, employees, or agents (“Electric Cooperative Parties”) to be responsible for any work completed in connection herewith. The applicant fully releases the Electric Cooperative Parties from any and all claims it may have against the Electric Cooperative Parties in connection with this application, the incentives, or the work performed in connection with them. In addition, the applicant agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold the Electric Cooperative Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, demands, or lawsuits by any third parties arising in connection with this application, the payment or non-payment of incentives, or any work performed in connection with them.

Disclaimer

Neither Great Lakes Energy co-op nor any of its affiliates guarantee the energy savings or makes any warranties associated with the measures eligible for incentives under this program. Great Lakes Energy co-op has no obligations regarding, and does not endorse or guarantee any claims, promises, work, or equipment made, performed, or furnished by any contractor or equipment vendor that sells or installs any energy efficiency measures. Great Lakes Energy co-op makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether statutory, express, or implied, including without limitations, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose regarding the central air conditioning or furnace equipment provided by a manufacturer or vendor. Contact your contractor for details regarding equipment performance and warranties. Great Lakes Energy co-op has no obligation to make any incentive described herein unless certain minimum requirements of the program have been met and funds allocated for such incentives are available for distribution.

Property Rights

The member represents that they have the right to complete and/or install the energy-saving measures on the property on which those measures are completed and/or installed, and that any necessary landlord’s consent has been obtained.

Member's Certification

The member certifies that they have purchased and installed the equipment listed in this application at the defined location. The member agrees that all information is true.

Grant Application

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