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Residents

EGLE promotes affordable, reliable, secure and environmentally-sound energy solutions for Michiganders and encourages residential energy waste reduction. The residential sector encompasses nearly 30% of Michigan's total energy consumption. As such, it is vital for households to adopt cleaner, more efficient energy practices. Below are some financial and technical resources that can help residents improve their energy footprint without breaking the bank.

Financial Assistance Programs

Federal Programs

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has approved several new tax credits and rebates to help residents with home weatherization, energy efficiency upgrades, rooftop solar installations, and even the purchase of electric vehicles.

Tax Credits

The White House's Clean Energy for All: Tax Credits and Rebates for Families webpage summarizes these incentives. The IRA tax credits can be seized according to the guidance on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Inflation Reduction Act webpage. See also Frequently Asked Questions About Energy Efficient Home Improvements and Residential Clean Energy Property Credits & Frequently Asked Questions About the New, Previously-Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicles Credits

Rebates

The Home Energy Rebate Programs will help households save money on energy bills, improve energy efficiency, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. The Home Energy Rebate Programs will consist of two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (IRA Section 50121) and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (IRA Section 50122). The U.S. Department of Energy will grant EGLE with just over $105 million for each program, totaling $211 million in rebates for EGLE to distribute to single family and multi-family households in Michigan. See EGLE's Home Energy Rebate Programs website for updates and more information.

State and Local Programs

There are a variety of State, non-profit, and utility programs that residents can use to help reduce home energy waste and costs.

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