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Utilities Unite to Offer Energy Saving Incentives

Eleven Michigan utilities have joined together under the Michigan Public Service Commission to form Efficiency United, a consortium introducing energy optimization programs and incentives to their subscribers. The utilities include Alpena Power, Bayfield Electric Cooperative, Daggett Electric Department, Edison Sault Electric Company, Indiana Michigan Power, Xcel Energy, Upper Peninsula Power Company, WE Energies, Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Michigan Gas Utilities, and SEMCO Energy Gas Company. Programs include an Energy Efficiency Assistance Program which includes installation of energy-efficient measures for income- qualified subscribers, an online home energy audit, a residential HVAC rebate program, and a program to assist commercial and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment. For qualifying customers, rebates are available on items such as "smart strips," CFL bulbs, washers and water heaters. These programs are in addition to the federal tax incentive programs currently running.  11/30 PRNewswire