DTE and Consumers Energy are the utility providers in the area, and both offer custom and prescriptive incentives for lighting upgrades and lighting controls, to help reduce energy use by improving the efficiency of their properties.
Prescriptive incentives are cash incentives for implementing many common energy efficiency improvements, and custom incentives are cash incentives for making certain energy efficiency improvements not covered by prescriptive incentives.
Consumers Energy has two levels of rebates — basic lighting controls and advanced lighting controls. The Amatis system meets the advanced lighting controls requirements.
- Advanced lighting controls must be networked, demonstrating they have central programming, control and reporting interface that connects all fixtures and devices in a system.
- Your system must have at least three of these features:
- Time scheduling
- Daylight harvesting
- Occupancy/vacancy sensing
- Task tuning
- Load shedding
- High-end trim
- There are two incentive tiers for advanced lighting controls. Incentive rate tier 1 applies to commercial, offices, schools, and hospitals, and is $0.25/kWh per year. Incentive rate tier 2 is for manufacturing, heavy industrial, parking structures and warehousing and is $0.18/kWh per year. Both of these tiers apply for new and existing construction.
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DTE has two levels of rebates for lighting controls. If you’re using non-networked lighting controls, there are basic incentives for occupancy and daylight sensors.
There are two incentive tiers for networked lighting controls.
To achieve Tier 1 incentives, you must have at least three of the following features:
- Networking of luminaires and devices
- Occupancy sensing
- Daylight harvesting/ photocell control
- Luminaire and device addressability
- Continuous dimming
- Tier 1 incentives are $185/kWh per year for interiors with a ceiling height less than 15 feet, increasing to $290/kWh for interiors with a ceiling height greater than 15 feet.
To achieve Tier 2 incentives, your system must qualify for Tier 1, be Design Lights Consortium (DLC) listed, and also an additional two features from this list:
- Energy monitoring
- Device monitoring / remote diagnostics
- Load shedding (demand response)
- External systems integration (EMS / BMS / HVAC / API)
- Scene control
- Tier 2 incentives are $370/kWh for interiors with a ceiling height less than 15 feet, increasing to $580/kWh for interiors with a ceiling height greater than 15 feet.
- Both tiers have additional incentives for occupancy controls and a combination of occupancy and daylight harvesting controls.