Small Business Assessment

Explore big energy-saving opportunities for your small business.

The assessment program guides you through the energy efficiency process for your small business. A qualified advisor will visit your place of business to assess how you use energy. You’ll then receive a personalized report of recommended, optional upgrades. 

Based on the assessment, you may qualify for no-cost, energy-saving upgrades that we’ll install on the spot. Eligible products include:

  • ENERGY STAR®-certified LED light bulbs
  • Exit sign retrofits
  • Open signs

Qualified products are based on your DTE account type and eligibility. 

Get complete details on the program and how to apply for rebates.

How It Works

Go from assessment to rebate in five easy steps:

  Receive a complimentary assessment.
  Get free direct-install energy efficiency products.
       Receive an assessment report and review energy-saving recommendations.
  Work with a participating contractor or self-install to make recommended upgrades (optional).
  Get your rebate check in 2 to 4 weeks and enjoy the reduction in energy usage.


Learn more about the Small Business Assessment Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Your business may qualify for a free energy consultation if: 

  • You’re a DTE electric customer 
  • You don’t currently have a DTE Account manager
  • Your annual total energy bills are less than $120,000

Energy-Saving Upgrades and Rebates

Besides receiving our no-cost program benefits, you can also get rebates and bonuses when you make qualifying energy-efficiency improvements. These rebates are designed to make your project more affordable. You’ll reduce your out-of-pocket costs and decrease payback time. Rebates are available for a range of qualifying upgrades, including:

  • Interior and exterior LED lighting
  • Agricultural lighting
  • LED refrigerated case lighting
  • Anti-sweat controls
  • Strip curtains
  • Door gaskets
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Electronically commutated motors (ECM)

Rebates are available for projects completed by yourself, a contractor of your choice or one of our participating contractors.

Need a contractor? Please browse our directory or reach out to your energy advisor, who can connect you directly with one of our participating contractors.

Helpful Resources

Small Business Assessment

Moving your business to a new space?
Make sure it’s energy efficient!

Relocating your business can be hectic, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to set your business up for success from day one. Before putting the finishing touches on your new space, get a complimentary energy assessment from DTE. 

We’ll review your setup to find energy-efficient, cost-saving opportunities. Our experts will make recommendations to get your business running smoothly and efficiently, including energy-saving equipment upgrades and tips on reducing your ecological footprint.

Program Benefits

We’ve designed the program to give small business owners a competitive edge. Here’s what you receive at no cost:

  • Energy assessment. Our energy advisors assess the energy health of your new space.
  • Personalized energy report. You receive a comprehensive report outlining your space’s energy information, including recommendations on how to make it more efficient.
  • Energy-saving products. We install energy-saving products, such as LEDs, during your assessment.

Get rebates on qualifying product upgrades.

If you move forward with the energy-saving recommendations listed in your energy report, you’ll receive rebates from DTE to help offset your project’s costs.

Small Business Assessment

Everybody loves a success story.

The Small Business Assessment program provides a personalized approach to help your business save energy and costs. See how other small businesses have thrived through the program. 

Wine Palace

Discover how the Wine Palace is saving today and set up for future success. Watch the video and read the article now.

Detroit Bagel

Find out how efficient lighting helped spread the savings at Detroit Bagel.

How It Works

Our experience team determines if your building qualifies for the RCx Program and assists you with the necessary documents. You’ll then follow a three-step process: