Prescriptive Incentives

Prescriptive Incentives

Energize Your Operating Efficiency

Business incentives that help you install cost-effective energy saving equipment.

Electric and natural gas business customers can take advantage of prescriptive incentives to install energy-efficient lighting, controls, HVAC, refrigeration, food service equipment and more for qualified improvements in situations that require a retrofit or equipment replacement. These incentives are paid based on the quantity, size and efficiency of the equipment. Participate now.

Prescriptive Incentives

Examples of specific improvements that qualify for prescriptive incentives include:

  • Linear LED fixtures
  • LED High Bay lighting
  • Closed loop water source heat pumps
  • Compressed air storage tanks
  • Boiler water reset controls
  • Demand controlled ventilation
  • Gas tankless water heaters
  • ENERGY STAR® convection ovens

Many other types of equipment qualify for prescriptive incentives. You can learn more in our Measures and Specifications Catalog, which also contains detailed information on custom incentives beginning on page 37. If you have any questions, call 866.796.0512, option 3.

For more information, or to download the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business application, visit

How To Participate

  1. Verify your eligibility. See the Energy Efficiency Program for Business Policies and Procedures Manual*
  2. Submit a Reservation Application to reserve funding. (This is required for all custom and De-lamping measures and highly recommended for the rest of the Prescriptive measures.)
  3. Install your equipment or systems within 90 days of reservation confirmation.
  4. Submit the required documentation of project completion, costs and energy savings within 60 days of project completion.
  5. DTE Energy's Energy Efficiency Program for Business Staff will review your final project documentation. Incentive payments will typically be sent within four to six weeks from the time that all the documentation is received and the field inspection is complete.

New Construction and Major Renovation Program:

  1. To determine if your project qualifies, please contact DTE Energy's Energy Efficiency Program for Business Staff before you start your design at 866.796.0512.
  2. Download the Program Catalog for details on the program and information about the Application.

Questions? Please contact us:

Contact the Energy Efficiency Program for Business at 866.796.0512, choose Option 3.
PO Box 11289
Detroit, MI 48211

This web page provides a general program overview only. For full program specifications and requirements, please see the Energy Efficiency Program for Business Program Policies and Procedures and our FAQs. The Policies and Procedures document outlines the rules and processes that govern the program. Applicants must follow the program rules as detailed in this document and the accompanying application. By signing the application agreement form, the customer agrees to all rules and requirements in place on the date of signature.