Small and Medium Business Program

Explore big energy-saving opportunities for your small or medium business.

The assessment program guides you through the energy efficiency process for your 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 and available rebates. 

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

  • ENERGY STAR®-certified LED light bulbs
  • Exit sign retrofits
  • Open signs
  • Advanced powerstrips
  • Smart thermostats
  • Faucet aerators
  • Showerheads
  • Hot water pipe wrap

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 energy assessment.
  Get energy efficient projects installed on the spot at no cost.
       Receive a custom report with optional energy-saving recommendations and available rebates.
  Work with a participating contractor or self-install to make recommended upgrades (optional).
  Get your rebate in 2 to 4 weeks and enjoy the reduction in energy usage.


Learn more about the Small and Medium Business Assessment Program.

Energy-Saving Upgrades and Rebates

Considering making upgrades to improve your customers’ experience or update inefficient equipment? You can apply for rebates that are designed to make your next project more affordable. You’ll reduce your out-of-pocket costs and decrease payback time. Rebates include but are not limited to:

  • Interior and exterior LED lighting
  • Agricultural lighting
  • LED refrigerated case lighting
  • Anti-sweat controls
  • Strip curtains
  • Door gaskets
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Electronically commutated motors (ECM)
  • Infrared heaters
  • Instantaneous water heaters
  • Boiler and furnce tune-ups
  • Smart thermostats
  • Natural gas furnace
  • High efficiency boilers
  • Clothes washers

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 and Medium 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 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 and Medium Business Assessment

Everybody loves a success story.

The Small and Medium Business Assessment program provides a personalized approach to help your business save energy and costs. See how other 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.


Watch the DTE Energy Small Business Program Overview

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: