News & Events
2021 Trade Ally Rollout: Watch the recording
On Dec. 9, 2020 we rolled out our 2021 program year. In case you missed it (or thought it was so great you want to rewatch!) you can access the recording here. You will need to register and fill out the sign up form to access the content, if you haven’t already done so.
During the Rollout, we presented on a number of topics, include Cobranding and the 2021 Incentive Application changes. Click on the following to access the Cobranding Badge Kit and the 2021 Change Log.
If you are not able to access the livestream event website, you can see our recorded presentation here.
Boiler Tune-up Bonuses are Back!
It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about switching off the AC and firing up heating systems. We are here to help you get bonus incentives on each boiler tune-up you perform from Sept. 1, 2020 – Nov. 30, 2020. Earn up to $750 per paid application. See all eligibility rules and details here.
NEW! Online Application
We’re here to help businesses save energy and money. We want to help lower energy bills and help you earn money applying for our rebates! We’ve made it even easier with our new Online Application. Visit ConsumersEnergy.com/easyapp to use the new Online Application instead of the PDF.
Trade Ally Rewards!
We are excited to launch a new rewards program for Trade Allies! This program is designed to reward you, our Consumers Energy Trade Allies, for your commitment to growing your business with us.
The program is simple. Earn rewards point for your paid applications!
Your paid applications or submissions in our Small Business Trade Ally Program, Large Business Trade Ally Program and the Business Instant Discount Program will qualify you for points to redeem for over thousands of award offerings. The rewards program year coincides with our program year, running from December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020. If you have submitted an application during the program year, you already earned points!
If you didn’t receive a welcome email to create a login, you can request one by emailing Melissa Kelley.
Bonuses Extended into Q3!
To our valued Trade Allies – we’re here for you. We understand these are challenging times and want you to know that we’re doing our part to keep businesses open and thriving. We encourage you to continue to operate your business with an increased awareness towards the health and safety of your employees and your customers.
To help our Trade Allies and customers, we’ve extended the Q2 bonuses and added even more for Q3, including a huge Exterior Lighting Bonus! View all bonuses here and, together, let’s help our customers save energy and money and get Michigan’s economy open and back on track.
The bonus will be calculated and applied at the application finalization. Contact your Energy Advisor with questions or comments. Bonus incentives end Sept. 30, 2020, unless otherwise stated.
Dec. 18 Webinar: 2020 Program Year
On Dec. 18, 2019 we held a webinar to inform you about the 2020 program year. During we discussed bonuses, the expansion of the Small Business Trade Ally Program, an invite to join the Trade Ally Council and more. To watch a recording of the webinar, click here.
During the webinar, we reviewed the results of the Q4 2019 Bonus Incentives. Due to the overwhelming success of the these bonuses, we have decided to extend most of them. See the updated chart below for total new incentives and, together, let’s kickoff 2020 strong!
Continue to use the Dec. 2019 version of the application and catalog. The bonus will be calculated and applied at the application finalization. Click here for official rules or contact your Energy Advisor.
Trade Ally Rollout
Thank you to all who joined us at the Breslin Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for our 10th annual Trade Ally Rollout. Here we laid out the plan for the future of clean energy and talked about what is ahead in the 2020 program year. Below are the slides from the event and the change log which contains the incentive changes from 2019 to 2020.
Click here for event photos!
We want to help you sell more projects and to finish the year strong so we have provided bonus incentives for the following measures now through Nov. 30:
Example: Complete a lighting project using 100 lamps of measure LT118. The previous incentive would be $400. The new incentive is now $600!
Continue to use the April 2019 version of the application and catalog. The bonus will be calculated and applied at the application finalization. Click here for official rules or contact your Energy Advisor.
Project of the Year Summary
A huge thank you to all who submitted an application and congratulations to RW LaPine, Honeywell and Wirostek Lighting! Each won a $5,000 award for their efforts in championing our programs! Be sure to submit your application this fall for the 2019 Project of the Year, more information to follow.
Trade Ally Engagement Forum Summary
Great conversation and Trade Allies made this event at Ford Field a success. On Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, we had many of you join us to learn how you can offer your customers these energy efficiency programs: Industrial Energy Management, Compressed Air, Advanced Lighting Controls and others, while toss the football around on the field!
Reservation funding subject to change due to ASHRAE 90.1-2013 code adoption for the State of Michigan unless the final application is received on or before November 30th, 2018. Commercial energy code became effective September 20, 2017 for all new and major retrofit buildings.
Read about the most recent news in our Trade Ally Newsletter:
- October 2020 Trade Ally Newsletter
- September 2020 Trade Ally Newsletter
- June 2020 Trade Ally Newsletter
- April 2020 Trade Ally Newsletter
- September 2019 Trade Ally Newsletter
- July 2019 Trade Ally Newsletter
- April 2019 Trade Ally Newsletter
- January 2019 Trade Ally Newsletter
- October 2018 Trade Ally Newsletter
- July 2018 Trade Ally Newsletter
- April 2018 Trade Ally Newsletter
- February 2018 Trade Ally Newsletter
- January 2018 Trade Ally Newsletter
- Trade Ally Rollout Newsletter
- October 2017 Trade Ally Newsletter
- August 2017 Trade Ally Newsletter
- July 2017 Trade Ally Newsletter
- June 2017 Trade Ally Newsletter